noun au·to·genesis

Definition of autogenesis



  1. 1 :  abiogenesis a

  2. 2 :  a concept that evolution is directed by innate orienting factors independent of the interaction of organism and environment

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Origin and Etymology of autogenesis

New Latin, from Latin aut- + genesis

First Known Use: 1858

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a trip made at another's expense

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