In geology, epigenesis means changes in the mineral composition of a rock because of outside influences, e.g. the injection of a vein of ore into existing rock. Geology (from Greek γη- (ge-, the earth) and λογος (logos, word, reason)) is the science and study of the Earth, its composition, structure, physical properties, history, and the processes that shape it. ...
In biology, epigenesis has at least two distinct meanings: Main article: Life There are many universal units and common processes that are fundamental to the known forms of life. ...
the unfolding development of an organism, and in particular the development of a plant or animal from an egg or spore through a sequence of steps in which cells differentiate and organs form;
the theory that plants and animals develop in this way, in contrast to theories of preformation.
Morphogenesis (from the Greek morphê shape and genesis creation) is one of three fundamental aspects of developmental biology along with the control of cell growth and cellular differentiation. ...
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Categories: Disambiguation | Epigenetics The term epigenetics has over time been used in various senses, in part because the Greek prefix epi- has at least six meanings in English (including on, after and in addition), but also because various theories of epigenetic development, inheritance, and evolution have been proposed (see Historical notes below). ...
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