autogenesis

autogeny (ɔːˈtɒdʒɪnɪ)

/ (ˌɔːtəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) /

noun

another word for abiogenesis (def. 1)

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Derived forms of autogenesis

autogenetic (ˌɔːtəʊdʒɪˈnɛtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for autogenesis

autogenesis
[ ô′tō-jĕnĭ-sĭs ]

n.

The supposed development of living organisms from nonliving matter.
The process by which a vaccine is made from bacteria obtained from the patient's own body.

Other words from autogenesis

au′to•ge•netic (-jə-nĕtĭk) adj.au′to•ge•neti•cal•ly adv.
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