biogenesis


bio·gen·e·sis

noun \ˌbī-ō-ˈje-nə-səs\

Definition of BIOGENESIS

1
:  the development of life from preexisting life
2
:  the synthesis of chemical compounds or structures in the living organism — compare biosynthesis
bio·ge·net·ic \-jə-ˈne-tik\ adjective
bio·ge·net·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of BIOGENESIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1870

bio·gen·e·sis

noun \-ˈjen-ə-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural bio·gen·e·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of BIOGENESIS

1
: the development of life from preexisting life—compare abiogenesis
2
: a supposed tendency for stages in the evolutionary history of a race to briefly recur during the development and differentiation of an individual of that race
3
: the synthesis of chemical compounds or structures in the living organism—compare biosynthesis
bio·ge·net·ic \-jə-ˈnet-ik\ adjective

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