the production of living organisms from other living organisms.
- Also bi·og·e·ny [bahy-oj-uh-nee]. /baɪˈɒdʒ ə ni/.
- bi·o·ge·net·ic [bahy-oh-juh-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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use biogenesis in a sentence
Carbon is a biogenetic element of the first importance, as I explained in my carbon-theory in 1866.
In this point also we see the biogenetic parallelism between the two great groups of the tissue-plants and tissue-animals.
The biogenetic law applies just as much to the brain, the organ of mind, as to any other organ of the human body.
We can understand, therefore, why the biogenetic law is not so generally recognized by botanists as by zoologists.
Heinrich Schmidt has partly explained the causes of this change in his work on the biogenetic law.
British Dictionary definitions for biogenesis
the principle that a living organism must originate from a parent organism similar to itself: Compare abiogenesis
- biogenetic, biogenetical or biogenous (baɪˈɒdʒənəs), adjective
- biogenetically, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Scientific definitions for biogenesis
Generation of living organisms from other living organisms.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.