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1. Of or relating to anthropogenesis.
2. Caused by humans: anthropogenic degradation of the environment.

an′thro·po·gen′i·cal·ly adv.


1. (Anthropology & Ethnology) relating to anthropogenesis
2. (Environmental Science) created by people or caused by human activity: anthropogenic pollution.


(ˌæn θrə pəˈdʒɛn ɪk)

caused or produced by humans.
an`thro•po•gen′i•cal•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.anthropogenic - of or relating to the study of the origins and development of human beingsanthropogenic - of or relating to the study of the origins and development of human beings
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