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1. The birth or origination of a living being otherwise than from a parent of the same kind.
2. The generation of animals or vegetables of low organization from inorganic matter; abiogenesis; spontaneous generation.
3. In medicine, of a disease: produced by infection from outside the body.
4. Alternation of generations.
This entry is located in the following units: geno-, gen-, genit-, gener-, -gen (page 12) heter-, hetero- (page 4)