Definition of physiogenesis in English:


Pronunciation /ˌfɪzɪəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs/


  • 1Biology
    The development or evolution (ontogeny or phylogeny) of physiological functions; specifically physiological development during diapause.

  • 2Psychology Medicine
    The development of disease (especially mental illness) or symptoms as a result of physiological or physical causes; physiological or physical pathogenesis. Chiefly opposed to "psychogenesis".


Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Century Dictionary. From physio- + -genesis.