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perigenesis (uncountable)

  1. (biology) A theory which explains inheritance by the transmission of the type of growth force possessed by one generation to another.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for perigenesis in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)