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generation

 [jen″er-a´shun]
1. the process of reproduction.
2. a class composed of all individuals removed by the same number of successive ancestors from a common predecessor, or occupying positions on the same level in a genealogical (pedigree) chart.
alternate generation reproduction by alternate asexual and sexual means in an animal or plant species.
asexual generation (direct generation) production of a new organism not originating from union of gametes.
first filial generation the first-generation offspring of two parents; symbol F1.
parental generation the generation with which a particular genetic study is begun; symbol P1.
second filial generation all of the offspring produced by two individuals of the first filial generation; symbol F2.
sexual generation production of a new organism from the cell formed by the union of a male gamete (spermatozoon) and a female gamete (oocyte).
spontaneous generation the discredited concept of continuous generation of living organisms from nonliving matter.

gen·er·a·tion

(jen'ĕr-ā'shŭn),
1. Synonym(s): reproduction (1)
2. A discrete stage in succession of descent; for example, father, son, and grandson are three generations.
[L. generatio, fr. genero, pp. -atus, to beget]

generation

/gen·er·a·tion/ (jen″ĕ-ra´shun)
1. reproduction (1).
2. a class composed of all individuals removed by the same number of successive ancestors from a common predecessor, or occupying positions on the same level in a genealogical (pedigree) chart.

alternate generation  reproduction by alternate asexual and sexual means in an animal or plant species.
asexual generation  production of a new organism not originating from union of gametes.
first filial generation  the first-generation offspring of two parents; symbol F1.
parental generation  the generation with which a particular genetic study is begun; symbol P1.
second filial generation  all of the offspring produced by two individuals of the first filial generation; symbol F2.
sexual generation  production of a new organism from the zygote formed by the union of gametes.
spontaneous generation  the discredited concept of continuous generation of living organisms from nonliving matter.

generation

(jĕn′ə-rā′shən)
n.
1. The people born and living about the same time, considered as a group: the baby-boom generation.
2. The average interval of time between the birth of parents and the birth of their offspring: a social change that took place over three generations.
3. All of the offspring that are at the same stage of descent from a common ancestor: Mother and daughters represent two generations.
4. Biology A form or stage in the life cycle of an organism: the asexual generation of a fern.
5. The act or process of generating; origination, production, or procreation.

gen′er·a′tion·al adj.
gen′er·a′tion·al·ly adv.

generation

[jen′ərā′shən]
Etymology: L, generare, to beget
1 the act or process of reproduction; procreation.
2 a group of contemporary individuals that have descended through the same number of life cycles from a common ancestor.
3 the period between the birth of one individual and the birth of its offspring. Kinds of generation include alternate generation, filial generation, and parental generation.

gen·er·a·tion

(jen-ĕr-ā'shŭn)
1. Synonym(s): reproduction (2) .
2. A discrete stage in succession of descent; e.g., father, son, and grandson are three generations.
[L. generatio, fr. genero, pp. -atus, to beget]

generation

1. A single stage of reproductive descent in the history of an organism.
2. The average or normal time between the birth of parents and the birth of their offspring. In humans, this may be taken to be 25 years.

generation

  1. a group of organisms of approximately the same age, usually derived from the same parents, referred to as the first filial generation (F1).
  2. the act of propagating a species or bringing about the formation of new individuals.

generation

1. the process of reproduction.
2. a class composed of all individuals removed by the same number of successive ancestors from a common predecessor, or occupying positions on the same level in a genealogical (pedigree) chart. Said also of antibiotics or other chemicals derived from parent compounds.

alternate generation
reproduction by alternate asexual and sexual means in an animal or plant species.
asexual generation
production of a new organism not originating from union of gametes. Called also direct generation.
direct generation
see asexual generation (above).
filial generation (first)
the first generation offspring of two parents; symbol F1.
filial generation (second)
all of the offspring produced by two individuals of the first filial generation; symbol F2.
generation interval
the mean age of the parents when the animals that are to replace them are born.
parental generation
the generation with which a particular genetic study is begun; symbol P1.
sexual generation
production of a new organism from the zygote formed by the union of gametes.
spontaneous generation
the discredited concept of continuous generation of living organisms from nonliving matter.
generation time
1. in epidemiological terms the time required between infection occurring and the patient reaching full infectivity.
2. in histological terms the time required to complete one full cell cycle; average of 20 hours for mammalian cells.

Patient discussion about generation

Q. Can cancer skip every other generation in your family? Can cancer be so hereditary as to skip every other generation in a family? On my dad's side of the family it seems like it does. Both my great grandmothers on my father's side had cancer (breast cancer and another type) and a great grandfather had cancer as well. My grandparents did not have cancer. My father ended up having cancer out of the three of my grandparents’ children. Me nor any of my cousins have had cancer. Is it possible any of our children will?

A. If there is a BRCA mutation, it does not skip generations. A child of a person with a BRCA mutation has a 50/50 chance of having the mutation. Those who have the mutation can pass it on. Those who do not have the mutation cannot pass it on.

Q. What alternatives are there for DDD.De generative Disc Disease? I can't sit upright for long periods of time, at times the symptoms are worse and then days and weeks where I feel fine. When I lean into my right legit alleviates it a little but it is excruciating when I shift weight. I also have to sleep with a pillow between my legs and have to shift frequently.I have a lot of strength in my legs and back. But if I stuck in my stomach more and curve my like doing a crunch. the pain is fine.

A. Degenerative disc disease can often be successfully treated without surgery. One or a combination of treatments such as Physical therapy, chiropractic manipulative therapy (CMT), osteopathic manipulation, anti-inflammatory medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, chiropractic treatments, Traction (orthopedics), or spinal injections often provide adequate relief of these troubling symptoms.
The option of surgery may be recommended if the conservative treatment options do not provide relief within 2 to 3 months. If leg or back pain limits normal activity, if there is weakness or numbness in the legs, if it is difficult to walk or stand, or if medication or physical therapy are ineffective, surgery may be necessary. You should dicucss this with an orthopedic surgeon.

Q. Hi I have pain in my knee since 3 years that I thought was generated by weight excess I've lost 28kg but the pain is still here, went to the doctor and he diagnosed a meniscus degenerated (direct translation from spanish, could be incorrect). He told me that there is nothing to do about that and that surgery won't help. My problem is that I love running and I can not do it anymore, everytime I try I start having pain in the back side of my knee and it last for days. I'd love to hear about alternatives Roberto

A. Toberro, go to a GOOD health food store and get "Comfrey ointment". Rub this on your knee 2-3 times a day and see how you feel after a month of doing this. I have cured myself of carpal tunnel to avoid surgery doing this and it has also helped me with lower back pain! If you really want to feel better, stop eating any milk or cheese products and sugar! That all contributes to inflammation which arthritis is all about! Be well! :)

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Well, I back your generation for knowing more about each other's private thoughts than we ever have time to find out about our own.
That's it: they feel equal to things--they know their way about," he mused, thinking of his son as the spokesman of the new generation which had swept away all the old landmarks, and with them the sign- posts and the danger-signal.
But let me tell you how Lop-Ear's gluttony possibly set back our social development many generations.
156-169b) But when earth had covered this generation also, Zeus the son of Cronos made yet another, the fourth, upon the fruitful earth, which was nobler and more righteous, a god-like race of hero-men who are called demi-gods, the race before our own, throughout the boundless earth.
169c-169d) And again far-seeing Zeus made yet another generation, the fifth, of men who are upon the bounteous earth.
Nevertheless, as our varieties certainly do occasionally revert in some of their characters to ancestral forms, it seems to me not improbable, that if we could succeed in naturalising, or were to cultivate, during many generations, the several races, for instance, of the cabbage, in very poor soil (in which case, however, some effect would have to be attributed to the direct action of the poor soil), that they would to a large extent, or even wholly, revert to the wild aboriginal stock.
As his work passes into general circulation other minstrels add other ballads, until at last, very likely after many generations, a complete epic is formed, outwardly continuous and whole, but generally more or less clearly separable on analysis into its original parts.
The generations succeeded each other; the warrior who had committed the sacrilege perished miserably; the Moonstone passed
Moreover: we are to consider, that from the presumed great longevity of whales, their probably attaining the age of a century and more, therefore at any one period of time, several distinct adult generations must be contemporary.
The rule requiring four generations of nobility or else the candidate is not eligible.
The latter, however, have no consciousness anterior to their physical births, and very little, indeed, for some time afterwards; whereas a different law prevails as respects us; our mental conformation being such as to enable us to refer our moral existence to a period that embraces the experience, reasoning and sentiments of several generations.
For four generations your royal predecessors disputed about possession of that island, without falling out.

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