biogeny
Biogenesis Bi`o*gen"e*sis, Biogeny Bi*og"e*ny, n. [Gr. bi`os life + ?, ?, birth.] (Biol.) (a) A doctrine that the genesis or production of living organisms can take place only through the agency of living germs or parents; -- called also {biogeny}; -- opposed to {abiogenesis}. (b) Life development generally. [1913 Webster]

2. the production of a chemical compound by a living organism.

Syn: biosynthesis. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • biogeny — i*og en*y n. the production of living organisms from other living organisms; same as {biogenesis[1]}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • biogeny — 1870, biogenesis; see BIOGENIC (Cf. biogenic). As history of the evolution of an organism, 1879 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Biogeny — Biogenesis Bi o*gen e*sis, Biogeny Bi*og e*ny, n. [Gr. bi os life + ?, ?, birth.] (Biol.) (a) A doctrine that the genesis or production of living organisms can take place only through the agency of living germs or parents; called also {biogeny};… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • biogeny — bi·og·e·ny (bī ŏjʹə nē) n. Variant of biogenesis. * * * …   Universalium

  • biogeny — n. formation of living organisms from other living organisms …   English contemporary dictionary

  • biogeny — bi·og·e·ny …   English syllables

  • biogeny —   n. history of evolution of living organisms; biogenesis.    ♦ biogenic, adj …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • biogeny — noun the production of living organisms from other living organisms • Syn: ↑biogenesis • Derivationally related forms: ↑biogenetic (for: ↑biogenesis), ↑biogenous (for: ↑biogenesis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Biogenesis — Bi o*gen e*sis, Biogeny Bi*og e*ny, n. [Gr. bi os life + ?, ?, birth.] (Biol.) (a) A doctrine that the genesis or production of living organisms can take place only through the agency of living germs or parents; called also {biogeny}; opposed to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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