from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of biogenesis.

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  • n. biogenesis

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the production of living organisms from other living organisms; same as biogenesis{1}.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The genesis or evolution of the forms of matter which manifest the phenomena of life.
  • n. The science or doctrine of biogenesis; the history of organic evolution.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the production of living organisms from other living organisms


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  • Thirdly, the several biological sciences which describe the development of organisms are comprised under the general name of morphogeny (morphe and genea, "origin"), or biogeny.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne

  • We do not find desire, as here understood, in plants and the lowest development of animal life, it being particularly an attribute of the higher biogeny.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 1.

  • When we look back on this period we may ask, What has been accomplished during it by the fundamental law of biogeny?

    The Evolution of Man — Volume 1

  • This is a discovery made by recent research, and it is most clearly and correctly expressed in the comprehensive law which I have called "the fundamental law of organic evolution," or "the fundamental law of biogeny."

    The Evolution of Man — Volume 1

  • In view of these facts, we may now give the following more precise expression to our chief law of biogeny: The evolution of the foetus (or ontogenesis) is a condensed and abbreviated recapitulation of the evolution of the stem (or phylogenesis); and this recapitulation is the more complete in proportion as the original development (or palingenesis) is preserved by a constant heredity; on the other hand, it becomes less complete in proportion as a varying adaptation to new conditions increases the disturbing factors in the development (or cenogenesis).

    The Evolution of Man — Volume 1


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