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Definitions of EPIGENESIS
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1920 - A dictionary of scientific terms.
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
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1. The theory that the embryo is created by the parents jointly and is not developed from preexisting cells. 2. The Harveian theory that the embryo is built up gradually by the addition of one part after another in a definite sequence; opposed to the theory of evolution. 3. The growth and differentiation of a single ovum. 4. A new symptom, not antagonistic to those already present, developing in the course of a disease.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
The doctrine that the embryo is not reformed in the ovum, but arises gradually by the successive changes of the biophoric substance, which in its growth and distribution to the various cells, is modified by various influences, thus causing the cells governed by it to assume diverse functions and structure.
By Smith Ely Jelliffe