biogenesis [ bahy-oh- jen- uh-sis ] SHOW IPA / ˌbaɪ oʊˈdʒɛn ə sɪs / PHONETIC RESPELLING EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun the production of living organisms from other living organisms. Nearby words biog
bi·og·e·ny [bahy- oj- uh-nee] /baɪˈɒdʒ ə ni/
Origin of biogenesis bio-
, coined by T.H. Huxley in 1870
Related forms bi·o·ge·net·ic , [bahy-oh-j uh- net-ik] /ˌbaɪ oʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/ bi·o·ge·net·i·cal, bi·og·e·nous, adjective bi·o·ge·net·i·cal·ly, adverb Definition for biogenetic (2 of 2) biogenetics [ bahy-oh-j uh- net-iks ] SHOW IPA / ˌbaɪ oʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪks / PHONETIC RESPELLING noun ( used with a singular verb) Related forms bi·o·ge·net·ic, adjective bi·o·ge·net·i·cist, noun
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The general application of the
biogenetic law to all classes of animals and plants has been proved in my Systematische Phylogenie.
On its relation to Haeckel's
biogenetic law, see below, p. 255.
Components of even greater complexity may also be distinguished, as, for instance, the
In this last chapter he applies Haeckel's
biogenetic law to the domain of the spirit. British Dictionary definitions for biogenetic (1 of 2) noun (functioning as singular) the branch of biology concerned with altering the genomes of living organisms British Dictionary definitions for biogenetic (2 of 2) noun the principle that a living organism must originate from a parent organism similar to itself Compare abiogenesis Derived Forms biogenetic, biogenetical or biogenous ( baɪˈɒdʒənəs), adjective biogenetically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for biogenetic n.
bio-genesis, 1870, "theory that living organisms arise only from pre-existing living matter," coined by English biologist T.H. Huxley (1825-1895) from Greek bios "life" (see bio-) + genesis (q.v.). Related: Biogenetic; biogenetical.
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Medicine definitions for biogenetic n. The principle that life originates from preexisting life and not from nonliving material. biosynthesis Related forms bi′o•ge•net ( ′ic -jə-nĕt) null ′ĭk adj.
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Science definitions for biogenetic Generation of living organisms from other living organisms.
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