psychogenesis

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noun psy·cho·gen·e·sis \-ˈje-nə-səs\

Definition of psychogenesis

  1. 1 :  the origin and development of mental functions, traits, or states

  2. 2 :  development from mental as distinguished from physical origins

psychogenetic

play \-jə-ˈne-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of psychogenesis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1838


Medical Dictionary

psychogenesis

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

Medical Definition of psychogenesis

plural

psychogeneses

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  1. 1:  the origin and development of mental functions, traits, or states

  2. 2:  development from mental as distinguished from physical origins <the psychogenesis of an illness>


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