psychogenesis


psy·cho·gen·e·sis

noun \-ˈje-nə-səs\

Definition of PSYCHOGENESIS

1
:  the origin and development of mental functions, traits, or states
2
:  development from mental as distinguished from physical origins
psy·cho·ge·net·ic \-jə-ˈne-tik\ adjective

Origin of PSYCHOGENESIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1838

psy·cho·gen·e·sis

noun \ˌsī-kə-ˈjen-ə-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural psy·cho·gen·e·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of PSYCHOGENESIS

1
: the origin and development of mental functions, traits, or states
2
: development from mental as distinguished from physical origins <the psychogenesis of an illness>

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