aristogenesis

noun

aristo·​genesis
plural aristogeneses
: 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
aristogenetic
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adjective
aristogenic
(ˈ)⸗¦⸗(ˌ)⸗¦jenik
-ēk
adjective

Word History

Etymology

aristo- + genesis

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“Aristogenesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aristogenesis. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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