biogenesis

[ bahy-oh-jen-uh-sis ]
/ ˌbaɪ oʊˈdʒɛn ə sɪs /

noun

the production of living organisms from other living organisms.

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Also bi·og·e·ny [bahy-oj-uh-nee]. /baɪˈɒdʒ ə ni/.

Origin of biogenesis

bio- + genesis, coined by T.H. Huxley in 1870

OTHER WORDS FROM biogenesis

bi·o·ge·net·ic [bahy-oh-juh-net-ik], /ˌbaɪ oʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/, bi·o·ge·net·i·cal, bi·og·e·nous, adjectivebi·o·ge·net·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for biogenesis

biogenesis
/ (ˌbaɪəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) /

noun

the principle that a living organism must originate from a parent organism similar to itselfCompare abiogenesis

Derived forms of biogenesis

biogenetic, biogenetical or biogenous (baɪˈɒdʒənəs), adjectivebiogenetically, adverb
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Medical definitions for biogenesis

biogenesis
[ bī′ō-jĕnĭ-sĭs ]

n.

The principle that life originates from preexisting life and not from nonliving material.
biosynthesis

Other words from biogenesis

bi′o•ge•netic (-jə-nĕtĭk) null adj.
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Scientific definitions for biogenesis

biogenesis
[ bī′ō-jĕnĭ-sĭs ]

Generation of living organisms from other living organisms.
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