Epigenesist \Ep`i*gen"e*sist\, n. (Biol.) One who believes in, or advocates the theory of, epigenesis. [1913 Webster]

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  • epigenesist — n. person who advocates the theory of epigenesis …   English contemporary dictionary

  • epigenesist — ep·i·gen·e·sist …   English syllables

  • epigenesist — sə̇st noun ( s) Etymology: irregular from New Latin epigenesis + English ist : an adherent of epigenesis * * * epigenˈesist noun and adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑epigenesis …   Useful english dictionary

  • epigenesis — epigenesist, epigenist /i pij euh nist/, n. epigenetic /ep i jeuh net ik/, adj. epigenetically, adv. /ep i jen euh sis/, n. 1. Biol. a. the theory that an embryo develops from the successive differentiation of an originally undifferentiated… …   Universalium

  • e|pig|e|nist — «ih PIHJ uh nihst», noun. = epigenesist. (Cf. ↑epigenesist) …   Useful english dictionary

  • epigenesis — noun a) the theory that an organism develops by differentiation from an unstructured egg rather than by simple enlarging of something preformed b) changes in the mineral content of rock after its …   Wiktionary

  • epigenesis — /ɛpiˈdʒɛnəsəs/ (say epee jenuhsuhs) noun 1. Biology a theoretical concept of generation according to which the embryo is formed by a series of new formations or successive differentiations (opposed to preformation). 2. Geology the processes of… …   Australian English dictionary

  • epigenesis —   n. biological theory of the development of the embryo, through progressive differentiation of originally undifferentiated cells.    ♦ epigenetic, a.    ♦ epigenist,    ♦ epigenesist, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • epigenist — ə̇ˈpijənə̇st noun ( s) Etymology: by alteration : epigenesist …   Useful english dictionary

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