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Abiogenesis Meaning & Definition
Abiogenesis Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Abiogenesis?

[n] a hypothetical organic phenomenon by which living organisms are created from nonliving matter

Synonyms | Synonyms for Abiogenesis: autogenesis | autogeny | spontaneous generation

Related Terms | Find terms related to Abiogenesis:

See Also | organic phenomenon

Abiogenesis In Webster's Dictionary

\Ab`i*o*gen"e*sis\, n. [Gr. 'a priv. + ? life + ?, origin, birth.] (Biol.) The supposed origination of living organisms from lifeless matter; such genesis as does not involve the action of living parents; spontaneous generation; -- called also {abiogeny}, and opposed to {biogenesis}. I shall call the . . . doctrine that living matter may be produced by not living matter, the hypothesis of abiogenesis. --Huxley, 1870.

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