orthogenesis etymology

English word orthogenesis comes from English -genesis (Origin. Production.), English ortho-

Detailed word origin of orthogenesis

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-genesis English (eng) Origin. Production.
ortho- English (eng) (chemistry) Having an extra proportion of water. (chemistry) in isomeric benzene derivatives, having the two substituents in adjacent positions (compare meta- and para-). (physics) of any molecule of the form X2 in which the two nuclei have parallel spin. Straight, right, proper.
orthogenesis English (eng) (evolutionary theory, historical) The hypothesis that evolution tends toward a certain goal, at least at some scales.

Words with the same origin as orthogenesis

Descendants of -genesis
aerogenesis amyloidogenesis androgenesis baryogenesis cacogenesis carcinomagenesis cementogenesis digenetic dysgenesis embryogenesis enteropathogenesis hadrogenesis hematogenesis hepatogenesis mitogenesis monogenesis nephrogenesis neurogenesis noegenesis organogenesis osteogenesis parthenogenesis retinogenesis virogenesis
Descendants of ortho-
orthite orthoacid orthoboric orthocenter orthodata orthoester orthoevolution orthograde orthographical orthohedron orthohelium orthohydrogen orthonormal orthonormalised orthopedics orthophenylene orthopinacoid orthopnea orthopositronium orthoquartzite orthorectify orthosteric orthosymplectic orthotropy orthotypography