(Latin: process of action)

abiogenesis (s) (noun), abiogeneses (pl)
1. The (supposed) origin or evolution of living organisms from lifeless matter without the action of living parents; spontaneous generation (introduced by Professor Thomas H. Huxley when addressing the British Association at Liverpool, September, 1870): Our professor explained the theory of abiogenesis when we were learning about the evolution of species.
2. The now discredited theory that living organisms can be spontaneously generated directly from nonliving matter: There are conflicts as to whether abiogenesis has any validity.
3. Spontaneous generation; the concept that life can simply arise spontaneously from nonliving matter by natural processes without the intervention of supernatural powers: There have been many throughout history who have strived to disprove the theory of abiogenesis.
Asexual reproduction.
1. The development of new blood-vessels.
2. Development of blood vessels in the embryo.
esthesis (s) (noun), estheses (pl)
The perception of the external world by the senses: Through her eyes, Polly experiences great esthesis of her natural environment, especially when she goes for walks.
kinesthesis, kineaesthesis (s) (noun) (no pl)
The sensations of bodily positions, weight, muscle tensions, and movements that are perceived: As she was floating in the swimming pool, Nancy had a strong sense of kinesthesis because she was aware that the various parts of her body were moving while she was in the water.
Misunderstanding or misconception of a word, resulting in an alteration or corruption of it.
Simultaneous ripening of the stamens and pistils in a flower.