Asexual reproduction by development of a new individual from a single cell, following binary or multiple fission, or budding.
Sexual reproduction involving cross fertilization.
anthropogony (s) (noun)
, anthropogonies (pl)
The origin of the human species or the investigation and account of this beginning: Many other factors are involved in anthropogony besides biological evolution, including climatic, geographic, ecological, social, and cultural ones.
archegony (s) (noun) (no pl)
Spontaneous generation; abiogenesis; autogenesis: In her book, Jane read about archegony being a hypothetical process in which a life form first appeared on earth from a substance that was inanimate or did not process life.
The theory of the origin of the stars.
bibliogenesis (s) (noun)
, bibliogeneses (pl)
The art of producing and publishing books.
Sometimes it takes the publishing industry so long to produce books that it's no wonder so many are posthumous.
1. The generation or creation of the existing universe.
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.
Any effect on the maternal organism brought about by the embryo or fetus during pregnancy.
The formation of an embryo.
geogony (s) (noun)
, geogonies (pl)
1. Outdated, the theory of the origin, or formation, of the Earth (no pl): Professor Scott gave a lecture on geogony dealing with the creation, development, and evolution of the world.
2. Outdated, one specific account of the formation of the Earth: Jack's term paper was on geogony regarding the origin or generation of the Earth.
1. A life cycle involving alternating parasitic and free-living generations.
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.
homogony, homogonous, homogonously
Having stamens and pistils of uniform respective length in all flowers of the same species.
1. The development of only a portion of an egg.
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.
The study of the origin of myths.