[ bahy-oh-jen-uh-sis ]
/ ˌbaɪ oʊˈdʒɛn ə sɪs /
the production of living organisms from other living organisms.
Words nearby biogenesis
, biogenetic law
, biogenic amine
, biogeochemical cycle
Also bi·og·e·ny [bahy-oj-uh-nee] /baɪˈɒdʒ ə ni/
Origin of biogenesis
, coined by T.H. Huxley in 1870
OTHER WORDS FROM biogenesisbi·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
Definition for biogenetic (2 of 2)
[ bahy-oh-juh-net-iks ]
/ ˌbaɪ oʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪks /
noun (used with a singular verb)
OTHER WORDS FROM biogeneticsbi·o·ge·net·ic, adjectivebi·o·ge·net·i·cist, noun
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Examples from the Web for biogenetic
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 biogenetic law.
In this last chapter he applies Haeckel's biogenetic law to the domain of the spirit.
British Dictionary definitions for biogenetic (1 of 2)
(functioning as singular) the branch of biology concerned with altering the genomes of living organisms
British Dictionary definitions for biogenetic (2 of 2)
the principle that a living organism must originate from a parent organism similar to itselfCompare abiogenesis
Derived forms of biogenesisbiogenetic, biogenetical or biogenous (baɪˈɒdʒənəs), adjectivebiogenetically, adverb
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Medical definitions for biogenetic
The principle that life originates from preexisting life and not from nonliving material.
Other words from biogenesisbi′o•ge•net′ic (-jə-nĕt′ĭk) null adj.
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Scientific definitions for biogenetic
Generation of living organisms from other living organisms.
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