n. [Gr. kinetos, move; genesis, beginning]
The theory that animal structure evolution was produced by animal movements; kinetogenetic adj..

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  • kinetogenesis — ki*ne to*gen e*sis (k[ i]*n[=e] t[ o]*j[e^]n [ e]*s[i^]s), n. [Gr. kinhto s movable + E. genesis.] (Biol.) The doctrine or hypothesis that animal structures have been produced, directly or indirectly, by animal movements. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Cope, Edward Drinker — born , July 28, 1840, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S. died April 12, 1897, Philadelphia U.S. paleontologist. He devoted 22 years to exploration and research, especially in the description of extinct fishes, reptiles, and mammals of the western U.S. He… …   Universalium

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