biogenesis

noun
bio·​gen·​e·​sis | \ˌbī-ō-ˈje-nə-səs \

Definition of biogenesis 

1 : the development of life from preexisting life

2 : the synthesis of chemical compounds or structures in the living organism — compare biosynthesis

Other Words from biogenesis

biogenetic \ˌbī-​ō-​jə-​ˈne-​tik \ adjective
biogenetically \ˌbī-​ō-​jə-​ˈne-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

First Known Use of biogenesis

1870, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for biogenesis

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The first known use of biogenesis was in 1870

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biogenesis

noun
bio·​gen·​e·​sis | \-ˈjen-ə-səs \
plural biogeneses\-​ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of biogenesis 

1 : the development of life from preexisting life — compare abiogenesis

2 : a supposed tendency for stages in the evolutionary history of a race to briefly recur during the development and differentiation of an individual of that race

3 : the synthesis of chemical compounds or structures in the living organism — compare biosynthesis

Other Words from biogenesis

biogenetic \-​jə-​ˈnet-​ik \ adjective

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