Ken`o*gen"e*sis (?), n. [Gr. new + E. genesis.] Biol.

Modified evolution, in which nonprimitive characters make their appearance in consequence of a secondary adaptation of the embryo to the peculiar conditions of its environment; -- distinguished from palingenesis.

[Written also caenogenesis.]


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