anthropogeny

anthropogenesis

[an-thruh-poh-jen-uh-sis]
noun
the genesis or development of the human race, especially as a subject of scientific study.
Also, anthropogeny [an-thruh-poj-uh-nee] .


Origin:
anthropo- + genesis

anthropogenetic [an-thruh-poh-juh-net-ik] , adjective
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anthropogenesis or anthropogeny (ˌænθrəpəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs, ˌænθrəˈpɒdʒɪnɪ)
 
n
the study of the origins of man
 
anthropogeny or anthropogeny
 
n
 
anthropogenetic or anthropogeny
 
adj

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anthropogenesis   (ān'thrə-pə-jěn'ĭ-sĭs)  Pronunciation Key 
The scientific study of the origin and development of humans.
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