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 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

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anthropogeny (ˌænθrəˈpɒdʒɪnɪ)


the study of the origins of man
Derived Formsanthropogenetic (ˌænθrəpəʊdʒɪˈnɛtɪk), adjective
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Word Origin and History for anthropogeny

1833, from anthropo- + geny.

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Science definitions for anthropogeny



The scientific study of the origin and development of humans.
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