EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun the production of living organisms from other living organisms.
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 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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Examples from the Web for biogenetic Historical Examples of biogenetic
On its relation to Haeckel's
biogenetic law, see below, p. 255.
biogenetic law is expanded in a psychogenetic law.
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.
biogenetic law applies just as much to the brain, the organ of mind, as to any other organ of the human body. British Dictionary definitions for biogenetic noun (functioning as singular) the branch of biology concerned with altering the genomes of living organisms 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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biogenesis [bī′ō-jĕn ′ĭ-sĭs] 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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Generation of living organisms from other living organisms.
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