theory of epigenesis

noun

Medical Definition of theory of epigenesis

: a theory in biology: development involves differentiation of an initially undifferentiated entity

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“Theory of epigenesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/theory%20of%20epigenesis. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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