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biogeny


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Biogenesis  \Bi`o*gen"e*sis\,  Biogeny  \Bi*og"e*ny\,  n.  [Gr.  ? 
  life  +  ?,  ?,  birth.]  (Biol.) 
  a  A  doctrine  that  the  genesis  or  production  of  living 
  organisms  can  take  place  only  through  the  agency  of 
  living  germs  or  parents;  --  opposed  to  {abiogenesis}. 
  b  Life  development  generally. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  biogeny 
  n  :  the  production  of  living  organisms  from  other  living 
  organisms  [syn:  {biogenesis}] 




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