aristogenesis

noun
aristo·​genesis
plural aristogeneses

Definition of aristogenesis

: a theory now not widely accepted in biology: evolution is the product of a continuous orderly creative faculty innate in living matter and manifested in response to external stimuli at such a rate that perfection of an adaptation anticipates the need of that adaptation

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Other Words from aristogenesis

aristogenetic \ (ˈ)⸗¦⸗(ˌ)⸗⸗¦-​ \ adjective
aristogenic \ (ˈ)⸗¦⸗(ˌ)⸗¦jenik , -​ēk \ adjective

History and Etymology for aristogenesis

aristo- + genesis

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“Aristogenesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aristogenesis. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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