anthropogenesis

[ an-thruh-poh-jen-uh-sis ]
/ ˌæn θrə poʊˈdʒɛn ə sɪs /

noun

the genesis or development of the human race, especially as a subject of scientific study.
Also an·thro·pog·e·ny [an-thruh-poj-uh-nee] /ˌæn θrəˈpɒdʒ ə ni/.

Origin of anthropogenesis

Related forms

an·thro·po·ge·net·ic [an-thruh-poh-juh-net-ik] /ˌæn θrə poʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for anthropogenesis

  • Such is the native physiography and anthropogenesis of the land of the Oregon.

    The Columbia River|William Denison Lyman

British Dictionary definitions for anthropogenesis

anthropogenesis

anthropogeny (ˌænθrəˈpɒdʒɪnɪ)

/ (ˌænθrəpəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) /

noun

the study of the origins of man

Derived Forms

anthropogenetic (ˌænθrəpəʊdʒɪˈnɛtɪk), adjective
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Science definitions for anthropogenesis

anthropogenesis

[ ăn′thrə-pə-jĕnĭ-sĭs ]

The scientific study of the origin and development of humans.
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