(Greek > Latin: generation, genesis, origination; creation [Greek: gonos, -gonia > Latin: -gonia, "that which is begotten, offspring"])
Sometimes it takes the publishing industry so long to produce books that it's no wonder so many are posthumous.
2. The branch of astrophysics that studies the origin, evolutionary behavior, and structure of the universe as a whole.
3. The study of the origin of celestial objects, usually referring to the solar system.
4. A specific theory or model, myth, or of the origin and evolution of the universe.
While early cosmogonical theories were limited to the problem of the origin of our planetary system, modern cosmogony embraces the study of the origin of giant stellar galaxies, single and multiple stars, planetary systems in general and, finally, the origin of atoms of various chemical elements which constitute the universe.
2. Study of the formation of the earth.
3. The origin or generation of the earth.
2. A situation of having two or more kinds of flowers on the same plant which are different as to the length of their stamens and pistils.
2. The incomplete development of an ovum that has been fragmented or disorganized.
If the egg contains only the male pronucleus, the development is termed andromerogony, and if only the female pronucleus, gynomerogony.