perigenesis

Related to perigenesis: epigenesis

perigenesis

(ˌpɛrɪˈdʒɛnɪsɪs)
n
(Biology) biology obsolete the name given by Haeckel to a theory of reproduction positing that dynamic life force is transmitted from one generation to the next
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perigenesis

Haeckel’s theory of generation and reproduction, which assumes that a dynamic growth force is passed on from one generation to the next. — perigenetic, adj.
See also: Heredity
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