autogenesis


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au·to·gen·e·sis

 (ô′tō-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs) also au·tog·e·ny (ô-tŏj′ə-nē)
au′to·ge·ne′tic (-jə-nĕt′ĭk) adj.
au′to·ge·net′i·cal·ly adv.
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autogenesis

(ˌɔːtəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) or

autogeny

n
(Biology) another word for abiogenesis1
autogenetic adj
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Noun1.autogenesis - a hypothetical organic phenomenon by which living organisms are created from nonliving matterautogenesis - a hypothetical organic phenomenon by which living organisms are created from nonliving matter
organic phenomenon - (biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals
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-from Cuvier's theory of functionally integrated and necessarily static biological species and from Lamarck's autogenesis to Darwin's evolutionary theory (Stanford, 2006: 19-20).
AUTO-ORGANIZACION IMPOLITICA DE LA COMUNIDAD ABIERTA VERSUS AUTOGENESIS ERRATICA DE LA CIVILIZACION
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drama of Menenhetet's autogenesis, although integral to the
El poema equivale, por asi decirlo, a una autogenesis poetica y civil.
Exploring the natural "autogenesis" of melodic inspiration, Trippett reveals a range of scientific measures undertaken in nineteenth-century Germany to pinpoint the physiological origins of melodic cognition.
In Rushdie's case, it was clearly an example of autogenesis in which the individual came into being by re-embodying himself in a new name that endowed him with a different lineage.
At the same time, Sybil Dacy disrupts this "fantasy of male autogenesis" by "inserting herself within the circuit of male self-reflection and reordering the logic of the male quest plot"; her "feminist agency," however, comes with its own cost--her subsequent self-immolation (238, 239).