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Procreation  n.  The act of begetting; generation and production of young.

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"Procreation" Quotes from Famous Books

... censetur donec in Christo recenseatur," and other passages); but he has speculations about Adam (for the most part developments of hints given in Irenaeus; see the index in Oehler's edition), and he has a new realistic idea as to a physical taint of sin propagated through procreation. Here we have the first beginning of the doctrine of original sin (de testim. 3: "per diabolum homo a primordio circumventus, ut praeceptum dei excederet, et propterea in mortem datus exinde totum genus de suo semine infectum suae etiam ...
— History of Dogma, Volume 2 (of 7) • Adolph Harnack

... delivery, confinement, accouchement, travail, labor, midwifery, obstetrics; geniture^; gestation &c (maturation) 673; assimilation; evolution, development, growth; entelechy [Phil.]; fertilization, gemination, germination, heterogamy [Biol.], genesis, generation, epigenesis^, procreation, progeneration^, propagation; fecundation, impregnation; albumen &c 357. spontaneous generation; archegenesis^, archebiosis^; biogenesis, abiogenesis^, digenesis^, dysmerogenesis^, eumerogenesis^, heterogenesis^, oogenesis, merogenesis^, metogenesis^, monogenesis^, parthenogenesis, homogenesis^, ...
— Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases: Body • Roget

... in Section XIII.; and to these must be added the buds and bulbs, which constitute the viviparous offspring of vegetation. The former I suppose to be beholden to a single living filament for their seminal or amatorial procreation; and the latter to the same cause for their lateral or branching generation, which they possess in common with the polypus, taenia, and volvox, and the simplicity of which is an argument in favour of ...
— Evolution, Old & New - Or, the Theories of Buffon, Dr. Erasmus Darwin and Lamarck, - as compared with that of Charles Darwin • Samuel Butler

... exercise of the sex function is necessary to the full development and preservation of "manly power,"—the power of procreation. ...
— The Social Emergency - Studies in Sex Hygiene and Morals • Various

... contaminating to the person, as in order to fix in their memory that all that has had a beginning in birth must in like manner terminate in death, birth and death both being under the control and power of one and the same deity; for they deemed that Libitina was the same as Venus, the goddess of procreation. Then, again, the said officers had under their orders different classes of serfs whom they called, in their language, the pollinctores, the sandapilarii, the ustores, the cadaverum custodes, intrusted with the care of anointing the dead, carrying them to the place of ...
— The Wonders of Pompeii • Marc Monnier

Words linked to "Procreation" :   miscegenation, sex, crossbreeding, interbreeding, propagation, procreate, facts of life, sexual activity

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