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monogenesis definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: asexual reproduction by the production and release of spores [syn: monogenesis, sporulation]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1859 origin of diverse individuals or kinds (as of language) by descent from a single ancestral individual or kind

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (also monogeny) 1 the theory of the development of all beings from a single cell. 2 the theory that mankind descended from one pair of ancestors. Derivatives: monogenetic adj.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Monogenesis Mon`o*gen"e*sis, n. [Mono- + genesis.] 1. Oneness of origin; esp. (Biol.), development of all beings in the universe from a single cell; -- opposed to polygenesis. Called also monism. --Dana. --Haeckel. 2. (Biol.) That form of reproduction which requires but one parent, as in reproduction by fission or in the formation of buds, etc., which drop off and form new individuals; asexual reproduction. --Haeckel. 3. (Biol.) The direct development of an embryo, without metamorphosis, into an organism similar to the parent organism; -- opposed to metagenesis. --E. van Beneden.



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