Help Wordnik hunt for a million missing words by backing our Kickstarter!


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to cosmogeny.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the origin and development of the universe.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The pretensions of Haeckel's "consistent and monistic theory of the eternal cosmogenetic process" are best met by pointing to the fact that its most highly accredited and notorious representative has given to the world in exposition and defense of pure Darwinian philosophy, a work, which, for boldness of assertion, meagerness of proof, inconsequence of argument, inconsistency in fundamental principles and disregard for facts which tell against the author's theory, has certainly no equal in contemporary literature.

    At the Deathbed of Darwinism A Series of Papers


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.