biogenetic law

noun

Definition of biogenetic law

: the theory of ontogenetic recapitulation

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1874

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biogenetic law

noun

medical Definition of biogenetic law

: 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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