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English Dictionary: biogenesis by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
biogenesis
n
  1. production of a chemical compound by a living organism
    Synonym(s): biosynthesis, biogenesis
  2. the production of living organisms from other living organisms
    Synonym(s): biogenesis, biogeny
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Biogenesis \Bi`o*gen"e*sis\, Biogeny \Bi*og"e*ny\, n. [Gr. [?]
      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; -- opposed to {abiogenesis}.
      (b) Life development generally.
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