from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In biology, arising in the somatic elements of the body and not in the germ-cells: opposed to blastogenetic: said of the acquired as opposed to the congenital characters of an organism.

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  • adj. of or arising from physiological causes rather than being psychogenic in origin


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