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biogenesis

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noun bio·gen·e·sis \ˌbī-ō-ˈje-nə-səs\

Definition of biogenesis

  1. 1 :  the development of life from preexisting life

  2. 2 :  the synthesis of chemical compounds or structures in the living organism — compare biosynthesis

biogenetic play \-jə-ˈne-tik\ adjective
biogenetically play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Origin of biogenesis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1870


Medical Dictionary

biogenesis

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noun bio·gen·e·sis \-ˈjen-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of biogenesis

plural biogeneses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. 1:  the development of life from preexisting life—compare abiogenesis

  2. 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. 3:  the synthesis of chemical compounds or structures in the living organism—compare biosynthesis

biogenetic \-jə-ˈnet-ik\play adjective



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