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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 of anagenesis
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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  • The rôle of the anagenetic energies is to raise the inferior energies to their own level by assimilating inorganic substances.

    Creative Evolution Henri Bergson

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