• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Perigenesis (Biol) A theory which explains inheritance by the transmission of the type of growth force possessed by one generation to another.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n perigenesis Wave-genertation; a dynamic theory of generation which assumes that reproducation is effected by a kind of wave-motion or rhymical pulsation of plastidules. See the quotations.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Perigenesis per-i-jen′e-sis wave-generation, the dynamic theory of reproduction by a kind of wave-motion of plastidules.
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