Definition of autogeny in English:

autogeny

noun

  • 1Origination or development with no external cause; self-generation, self-perpetuation.

  • 2Biology
    Biology. The capacity of a bloodsucking insect to develop and lay eggs without previously needing to feed on blood.

Origin

Early 19th century. From auto- + -geny. Compare French autogénie.

Pronunciation

autogeny

/ɔːˈtɒdʒɪni/