psychogenesis

noun psy·cho·gen·e·sis \ ˌsī-kō-ˈje-nə-səs \

Definition of psychogenesis

1 : the origin and development of mental functions, traits, or states
2 : development from mental as distinguished from physical origins

psychogenetic

play \ˌsī-kō-jə-ˈne-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of psychogenesis

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Medical Dictionary

psychogenesis

noun psy·cho·gen·e·sis \ ˌsī-kə-ˈjen-ə-səs \

medical Definition of psychogenesis

plural psychogeneses play \-ˌsēz\
1 : the origin and development of mental functions, traits, or states
2 : development from mental as distinguished from physical origins
  • the psychogenesis of an illness

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