autogenesis

noun
au·​to·​genesis
plural autogeneses

Definition of autogenesis

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

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First Known Use of autogenesis

1858, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for autogenesis

New Latin, from Latin aut- + genesis

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“Autogenesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/autogenesis. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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