orthogenesis

noun or·tho·gen·e·sis \ ˌȯr-thə-ˈje-nə-səs \

Definition of orthogenesis

:variation of organisms in successive generations that in some especially former evolutionary theories takes place in some predestined direction resulting in progressive evolutionary trends independent of external factors

orthogenetic

play \ˌȯr-thə-jə-ˈne-tik\ adjective

orthogenetically

play \ˌȯr-thə-jə-ˈne-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of orthogenesis

New Latin


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orthogenesis

noun or·tho·gen·e·sis \ ˌȯr-thə-ˈjen-ə-səs \

medical Definition of orthogenesis

plural orthogeneses play \-ˌsēz\
:variation of organisms in successive generations that in some evolutionary theories takes place in some predestined direction and results in progressive evolutionary trends independent of external factors

orthogenetic

play \-jə-ˈnet-ik\ adjective

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