[ bahy-oh-jen-uh-sis ]
/ ˌbaɪ oʊˈdʒɛn ə sɪs /
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
, 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
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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.
British Dictionary definitions for biogenesis
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 biogenesis
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 biogenesis
Generation of living organisms from other living organisms.
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