originated in the past; said of traits, structures, and other aspects of species that are not newly acquired.
Etymology: Gk, palaios, long ago, genesis, origin
1 a trait or structure of an organism or species that originated in a previous generation.
2 relating to the development of such a trait or structure.
paleogenetic(pā″lē-ō-jĕn-ĕt′ĭk) [″ + gennan, to produce]
Originating in a previous generation.
originated in the past; not newly acquired; said of traits, structures, etc., of species.