Definition of Biogenesis

1. Noun. Production of a chemical compound by a living organism.

Exact synonyms: Biosynthesis
Generic synonyms: Synthesis
Derivative terms: Biogenous, Biosynthetic



2. Noun. The production of living organisms from other living organisms.
Exact synonyms: Biogeny
Generic synonyms: Generation, Multiplication, Propagation
Derivative terms: Biogenetic, Biogenous

Definition of Biogenesis

1. n. 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.

Definition of Biogenesis

1. Noun. The principle that living organisms are produced only from other living organisms ¹

2. Noun. biosynthesis ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Biogenesis

1. [n -GENESES]

Medical Definition of Biogenesis

1. The theory that life always arises from previously existing life, and never from things which are not alive (as would be the case for the theory of spontaneous generation). (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Biogenesis

biofunctionalisations
biofunctionalised
biofunctionalization
biofunctionalizations
biofunctionalized
biofunctions
biog
biogas
biogases
biogasoline
biogen
biogeneric
biogenerics
biogeneses
biogenesis (current term)
biogenetic
biogenetic law
biogenetical
biogenetically
biogenetics
biogenic
biogenic amine neurotransmitters
biogenic amines
biogenic monoamines
biogenic polyamines
biogenies
biogenist
biogenists

Literary usage of Biogenesis

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1. A Short History of Science by William Thompson Sedgwick, Harry Walter Tyler (1917)
"biogenesis versus SPONTANEOUS GENERATION. — The question of the origin and beginnings of life on the earth has always been obscure and perplexing to mankind ..."

2. Discourses Biological and Geological: Essays by Thomas Henry Huxley (1897)
"... biogenesis AND Abiogenesis (THE PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS TO THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE FOR 1870) IT has long been the custom for ..."

3. The Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation Program: Technology Profiles (1993)
"Advantages of BioGenesis™ include (1) treatment of soils containing both volatile and nonvolatile oils, (2) treatment of soil containing up to 50 percent ..."

4. Critiques and Addresses by Thomas Henry Huxley (1873)
"X. biogenesis AND Abiogenesis. (THE PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS TO THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE FOR 1870.) IT has long been the custom ..."

5. The History of Creation, Or, The Development of the Earth and Its by Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel, L. Dora Schmitz (1892)
"Causal Connection between Ontogenesis and Phylogenesis.— The Fundamental Law of biogenesis.—Palingenesis or Recapitulative Development. ..."

6. From Comte to Benjamin Kidd: The Appeal to Biology Or Evolution for Human by Robert Mackintosh (1899)
"... Law in the Spiritual World — "Biological religion," according to Finlayson — Drummond appeals to biogenesis — His religion is Calvinistic, rather, ..."

7. The Reformed Quarterly Review by Thomas G. Apple (1888)
"And now comes the failure of spontaneous generation in the hands of scientists and the consequent victory of biogenesis, and this triumph of life from above ..."

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