biogeny

biogenesis

[bahy-oh-jen-uh-sis]
noun
the production of living organisms from other living organisms.
Also, biogeny [bahy-oj-uh-nee] .


Origin:
bio- + genesis, coined by T.H. Huxley in 1870

biogenetic [bahy-oh-juh-net-ik] , biogenetical, biogenous, adjective
biogenetically, adverb
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biogenesis (ˌbaɪəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs)
 
n
Compare abiogenesis the principle that a living organism must originate from a parent organism similar to itself
 
bioge'netic
 
adj
 
bioge'netical
 
adj
 
biogenous
 
adj
 
bioge'netically
 
adv

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biogenesis
1870, "the theory that living organisms can arise only from pre-existing living matter," coined by English biologist T.H. Huxley (1825-1895) from Gk. bios "life" (see bio-) + genesis (q.v.).
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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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biogenesis   (bī'ō-jěn'ĭ-sĭs)  Pronunciation Key 
Generation of living organisms from other living organisms.
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