Physiogeny Phys`i*og"e*ny, n. [Gr. fy`sis nature + root of gi`gnesqai to be born.] (Biol.) The germ history of the functions, or the history of the development of vital activities, in the individual, being one of the branches of ontogeny. See {Morphogeny}. --Haeckel. [1913 Webster]

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  • Morphogeny — Mor*phog e*ny, n. [form + root of ? to be born.] (Biol.) History of the evolution of forms; that part of ontogeny that deals with the germ history of forms; distinguished from {physiogeny}. Haeckel. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • physiogénie — [fizjoʒeni] n. f. ÉTYM. Déb. XXe, Nouveau Larousse illustré; de physio , et gén(ie); cf. angl. physiogeny. ❖ ♦ Didact. (méd.). Mécanisme causal de nature physiologique (par oppos. à psychogénie). ⇒ Embryogénie. ❖ DÉR. Physiogénique …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • adaptation — Synonyms and related words: Nachtmusik, about face, absolute music, accommodation, accord, accordance, acquiescence, adaption, adjusting, adjustment, agreement, air varie, aleatory, aleatory music, alignment, alteration, amelioration, apostasy,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • genesis — Synonyms and related words: abiogenesis, accouchement, adaptation, alpha, archigenesis, babyhood, beginning, beginnings, biogenesis, biological evolution, birth, birth throes, birthing, blastogenesis, blessed event, childbearing, childbed,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • -geny — comb. form forming nouns meaning mode of production or development of (anthropogeny; ontogeny; pathogeny). Etymology: F geacutenie (as GEN, Y(3)) * * * jənē, ni noun combining form ( es) Etymology …   Useful english dictionary

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