Homogenesis

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Homogenesis (Biol) That method of reproduction in which the successive generations are alike, the offspring, either animal or plant, running through the same cycle of existence as the parent; gamogenesis; -- opposed to heterogenesis.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n homogenesis In biology, the ordinary course of generation, in which the offspring is like the parent and runs through the same cycle of development. It contrasts with certain special modes of generation, as heterogenesis, xenogenesis, parthenogenesis, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Homogenesis hō-mō-jen′e-sis (biol.) a mode of reproduction in which the offspring is like the parent, and passes through the same cycle of existence
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Homo-, + genesis,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. homos, the same, genesis, birth.

Usage

In literature:

The conception of homogenesis, however, does not imply an absolute similarity between parent and organism.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various
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