biogenetic law

noun

Definition of biogenetic law

  1. :  the theory of ontogenetic recapitulation

1874

First Known Use of biogenetic law

1874


Medical Dictionary

biogenetic law

noun

Medical Definition of biogenetic law

  1. :  a theory of development much disputed in biology: an organism passes through successive stages resembling the series of ancestral types from which it has descended so that the ontogeny of the individual is a recapitulation of the phylogeny of the group


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