autogenesis

autogeny (ɔːˈtɒdʒɪnɪ)

Derived Formsautogenetic (ˌɔːtəʊdʒɪˈnɛtɪk), adjective
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autogenesis in Medicine

autogenesis

[ô′tō-jĕnĭ-sĭs]
n.
  1. The supposed development of living organisms from nonliving matter.
  2. The process by which a vaccine is made from bacteria obtained from the patient's own body.
Related formsau′to•ge•netic (-jə-nĕtĭk) adj.au′to•ge•neti•cal•ly adv.
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