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Definition of "biogeny" [bi•og•en•y]

  • Variant of biogenesis. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "biogeny" in a sentence
  • "Thirdly, the several biological sciences which describe the development of organisms are comprised under the general name of morphogeny (morphe and genea, "origin"), or biogeny."
  • "We do not find desire, as here understood, in plants and the lowest development of animal life, it being particularly an attribute of the higher biogeny."
  • "When we look back on this period we may ask, What has been accomplished during it by the fundamental law of biogeny?"