Definition of Cenogenesis
1. Noun. Introduction during embryonic development of characters or structure not present in the earlier evolutionary history of the strain or species (such as the addition of the placenta in mammalian evolution).
Generic synonyms: Development, Growing, Growth, Maturation, Ontogenesis, Ontogeny
Derivative terms: Cenogenetic
Definition of Cenogenesis
1. Noun. (alternative spelling of caenogenesis) ¹
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Literary usage of Cenogenesis
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The History of Creation, Or, The Development of the Earth and Its by Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel, L. Dora Schmitz (1892)
"The Fundamental Law of Biogenesis.—Palingenesis or Recapitulative Development.—cenogenesis or Disordered Development.—Stages in Comparative Anatomy. ..."
2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1896)
"... to the use of cenogenesis at all, since it is from A'jv«9 meaning strange, and was first applied by Haeckel in such a way that both by his statements, ..."
3. Amphioxus and the Ancestry of the Vertebrates by Arthur Willey (1894)
"... will explain the meaning of Haeckel's terms " cenogenesis " and " palingenesis." According to this law: The development of the individual (ontogeny) is ..."
4. The Wonders of Life: A Popular Study of Biological Philosophy by Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (1904)
"Palingenesis reproduces a part of the original history of the stem; cenogenesis disturbs or alters this picture in consequence of subsequent modifications ..."
5. The Riddle of the Universe at the Close of the Nineteenth Century by Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (1900)
"the relations of palingenesis to cenogenesis which I have exposed in them has been confirmed subsequently by a number of works of other zoologists. ..."
6. Haeckel, His Life and Work by Wilhelm BŁżlsche (1906)
"The difficulty of it, on the other hand, lay in the infinite modifications of the embryonic processes in detail that had been brought about by cenogenesis ..."
7. Biological Lectures Delivered at the Marine Biological Laboratory of Wood's by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1895)
"As defined by Haeckel, palingenesis signifies original development in distinction from cenogenesis, ..."