Meaning of epigenesis
Pronunciation: (ep"i-jen'u-sis), [key]
- the theory that an embryo develops from the successive differentiation of an originally undifferentiated structure (opposed to preformation).
- the approximately stepwise process by which genetic information, as modified by environmental influences, is translated into the substance and behavior of an organism.
- ore deposition subsequent to the original formation of the enclosing country rock.
- epigenesis (Thesaurus)