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biogenetic law

noun

Definition of BIOGENETIC LAW

:  the theory of ontogenetic recapitulation
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First Known Use of BIOGENETIC LAW

1882
Medical Dictionary

biogenetic law

noun

Medical Definition of BIOGENETIC LAW

:  a theory of development much disputed in biology: an organism passes through successive stages resembling the series of ancestral types from which it has descended so that the ontogeny of the individual is a recapitulation of the phylogeny of the group

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