[ an-uh-jen-uh-sis ]
/ ˌæn əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs /


Biology. the progressive evolution of a species.Compare catagenesis.
Physiology. the regeneration of tissue.

Origin of anagenesis

From New Latin, dating back to 1875–80; see origin at ana-, genesis

Related forms

an·a·ge·net·ic [an-uh-juh-net-ik] /ˌæn ə dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/, an·a·ge·net·i·cal, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for anagenetic

  • The rôle of the anagenetic energies is to raise the inferior energies to their own level by assimilating inorganic substances.

    Creative Evolution|Henri Bergson