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anagenesis

[an-uh-jen-uh-sis] /ˌæn əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs/
noun
1.
Biology. the progressive evolution of a species.
Compare catagenesis.
2.
Physiology. the regeneration of tissue.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < New Latin; see ana-, genesis
Related forms
anagenetic
[an-uh-juh-net-ik] /ˌæn ə dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
anagenetical, adjective
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  • So much for one part of the evolutionary process, known as anagenesis, during which a single species is transformed.

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