Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The origin of matter.
  • noun The manufacture or production of substances by a cell: for example, the production by a cell of substances which are to be secreted or removed from the cell, as contrasted with their secretion or removal.

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  • noun philosophy The origin of matter.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek ὕλη (hulē, "matter") + γένεσις (genesis, "birth").

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