the genesis or development of the human race, especially as a subject of scientific study.

Nearby words

  1. anthropo-,
  2. anthropocene,
  3. anthropocentric,
  4. anthropocentricity,
  5. anthropocentrism,
  6. anthropogenic,
  7. anthropogeny,
  8. anthropogeography,
  9. anthropography,
  10. anthropoid

Also an·thro·pog·e·ny [an-thruh-poj-uh-nee] /ˌæn θrəˈpɒdʒ ə ni/.

Origin of anthropogenesis

Related formsan·thro·po·ge·net·ic [an-thruh-poh-juh-net-ik] /ˌæn θrə poʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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


anthropogeny (ˌænθrəˈpɒdʒɪnɪ)


the study of the origins of man
Derived Formsanthropogenetic (ˌænθrəpəʊdʒɪˈnɛtɪk), adjective

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Science definitions for anthropogenesis



The scientific study of the origin and development of humans.
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