anthropogenesis

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Etymology[edit]

anthropo- +‎ -genesis, attested in English 1862, replacing or used alongside earlier anthropogeny; earlier use in German Anthropogenesis and French anthropogénésie (alongside anthropogénie), from the 1820s.

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anthropogenesis (uncountable)

  1. The origin of man.

Usage notes[edit]

May be used both in mythological contexts (myths of the origin of the first human beings) and in scientific context. Scientific use may pertain either to paleoanthropology (human evolution) or to the development of the human fetus.

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