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1Origination or development with no external cause; self-generation, self-perpetuation.
Biology. The capacity of a bloodsucking insect to develop and lay eggs without previously needing to feed on blood.
Early 19th century. From auto- + -geny. Compare French autogénie.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.