|—n , pl -nies|
|1.||the study of the origin and development of the universe or of a particular system in the universe, such as the solar system|
|2.||a theory of such an origin or evolution|
|[C17: from Greek kosmogonia, from |
|the offspring of a zebra and a donkey.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
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