Definition of autogenetic

2 : of or relating to autogenesis
3 geology : determined by or developed under strictly local conditions
4 of plankton : originating where found opposed to allogenetic

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Other Words from autogenetic

autogenetically \ " + ⸗¦⸗⸗(⸗)⸗ \ adverb

First Known Use of autogenetic

1859, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for autogenetic

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin autogenesis, after such pairs as English antithesis: antithetic

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“Autogenetic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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