geno-, gen-, genit-, gener-, -gen

(Greek > Latin: race, kind; line of descent; origin, creation; pertaining to sexual relations, reproduction, or heredity; and more recently, a gene or genes)

anthropogenesis (s) (noun), anthropogeneses (pl)
1. The scientific study of mankind's origin or the development of the species of humankind: The anthropogenesis process of becoming human is used in somewhat different contexts in the fields of paleontology and paleoanthropology, archeology, philosophy, and theology.
anthropogenic (adjective), more anthropogenic, most anthropogenic
1. Pertaining to something that is produced by the presence or activities of people: In many cases, anthropogenic contributions indicate that twentieth-century greenhouse gas emissions increase the risk of floods occurring in various parts of the earth.
2. Relating to the origin and development of human beings.
archegenesis (s) (noun) (no pl)
The hypothesis that life can come into being from nonliving matter; archebiosis: Mary simply didn't believe that life forms could be created by the method of archegenesis, of that an organism could come into life spontaneously only from a stone or pebble, for example.
aristogenesis (s), aristogeneses (pl)
The biological theory that species evolve in anticipation of the needs of that organism in its particuilar environment.
1. The supposed development of living organisms from nonliving matter.
2. The process by which a vaccine is made from bacteria obtained from the patient's own body.
1. Self-generation.
2. Origination within the organism.
autogenous (adjective), more autogenous, most autogenous
1. Originating within the body: "Autogenous reproduction of a species; such as, a female insect that does not have to feed on anything in order to produce viable eggs that will result in their offspring."
2. A term used by the Germans to mean self-generating or self-induced: "Autogenous exercises or training can refer to self-hypnosis; that is, making suggestions to oneself that can result in relaxation, calmness under stress, or even putting oneself to sleep."
The development of an unfertilized egg that has been activated by a chemical or physical stimulus.
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.

—Teressa Skelton
bioelectrogenesis (s) (noun), bioelectrogeneses (pl)
The electrical production by living organisms, a phenomenon that belongs to the science of electrophysiology.
biogenesis (s) (noun), biogeneses (pl)
1. The generation of living things from other pre-existing life forms.
2. The principle that living organisms develop only from other living organisms and not from nonliving matter.
3. The theory that living things can arise only from other living things and cannot be spontaneously created.

A term presented by Thomas Huxley to the principle that life originates from pre-existing life only and never from nonliving material.

A reference to the principle that all living organisms have derived from previously existing living organisms not through spontaneous generation.