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biogenesis

[bahy-oh-jen-uh-sis] /ˌbaɪ oʊˈdʒɛn ə sɪs/
noun
1.
the production of living organisms from other living organisms.
Also, biogeny
[bahy-oj-uh-nee] /baɪˈɒdʒ ə ni/ (Show IPA)
.
Origin of biogenesis
bio- + genesis, coined by T.H. Huxley in 1870
Related forms
biogenetic
[bahy-oh-juh-net-ik] /ˌbaɪ oʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
biogenetical, biogenous, adjective
biogenetically, adverb

biogenetics

[bahy-oh-juh-net-iks] /ˌbaɪ oʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
Origin
Related forms
biogenetic, adjective
biogeneticist, noun
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Historical Examples
  • The biogenetic law applies just as much to the brain, the organ of mind, as to any other organ of the human body.

    The Wonders of Life Ernst Haeckel
  • On its relation to Haeckel's biogenetic law, see below, p. 255.

    Form and Function E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
  • The general application of the biogenetic law to all classes of animals and plants has been proved in my Systematische Phylogenie.

  • We can understand, therefore, why the biogenetic law is not so generally recognized by botanists as by zoologists.

    The Wonders of Life Ernst Haeckel
  • In this point also we see the biogenetic parallelism between the two great groups of the tissue-plants and tissue-animals.

    The Wonders of Life Ernst Haeckel
  • Both departments become accessible to monism and a mechanico-causal explanation by means of the biogenetic law.

    The Wonders of Life Ernst Haeckel
  • Components of even greater complexity may also be distinguished, as, for instance, the biogenetic law.

    Form and Function E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
  • It is here that the superficial agreement of the biogenetic law with the law of von Baer comes in.

    Form and Function E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
  • I have called it "the biogenetic law," and will constantly appeal to it in the course of this study.

  • From the side also of descriptive morphology the biogenetic law underwent a critical revision.

    Form and Function E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
British Dictionary definitions for biogenetic

biogenesis

/ˌbaɪəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs/
noun
1.
the principle that a living organism must originate from a parent organism similar to itself Compare abiogenesis
Derived Forms
biogenetic, biogenetical, biogenous (baɪˈɒdʒənəs) adjective
biogenetically, adverb

biogenetics

/ˌbaɪəʊdʒɪˈnɛtɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the branch of biology concerned with altering the genomes of living organisms
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Word Origin and History for biogenetic

biogenesis

n.

also bio-genesis, 1870, "theory that living organisms arise only from pre-existing living matter," coined by English biologist T.H. Huxley (1825-1895) from Greek bios "life" (see bio-) + genesis (q.v.). Related: Biogenetic; biogenetical.

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biogenetic in Medicine

biogenesis bi·o·gen·e·sis (bī'ō-jěn'ĭ-sĭs)
n.

  1. The principle that life originates from preexisting life and not from nonliving material.

  2. See biosynthesis.


bi'o·ge·net'ic (-jə-nět'ĭk) or bi'o·ge·net'i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
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biogenetic in Science
biogenesis
  (bī'ō-jěn'ĭ-sĭs)   
Generation of living organisms from other living organisms.
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