- the production of living organisms from other living organisms.
Also bi·og·e·ny [bahy-oj-uh-nee] /baɪˈɒdʒ ə ni/.
Origin of biogenesis
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- the principle that a living organism must originate from a parent organism similar to itselfCompare abiogenesis
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Word Origin and History for biogeny
1870, "biogenesis;" see biogenic. As "history of the evolution of an organism," 1879.
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- The principle that life originates from preexisting life and not from nonliving material.
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- Generation of living organisms from other living organisms.
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