concrescence

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concrescence

[kən′krēs·əns]
(biology)
Convergence and fusion of parts originally separate, as the lips of the blastopore in embryogenesis.
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Whitehead referred to these dismissed particles as negative prehensions, and the new molecule that takes shape through a harmonizing of A and B he called concrescence (Whitehead, 1929).
It is this constant cycling of a closed system that prevents movement toward concrescence.
This process conceptualization of theodicy is premised on the assertion that God is made manifest in the invitation to concrescence.