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epigenesis


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Epigenesis  \Ep`i*gen"e*sis\,  n.  [Pref.  epi-  +  genesis.]  (Biol.) 
  The  theory  of  generation  which  holds  that  the  germ  is  created 
  entirely  new  not  merely  expanded,  by  the  procreative  power 
  of  the  parents.  It  is  opposed  to  the  theory  of  evolution, 
  also  to  syngenesis. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  epigenesis 
  n  :  a  geological  change  in  the  mineral  content  of  rock  after  the 
  rock  has  formed 




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