panspermia

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pan·sper·mi·a

 (păn-spûr′mē-ə)
n.
The theory that microorganisms or biochemical compounds from outer space are responsible for originating life on Earth and possibly in other parts of the universe where suitable environmental conditions exist.

[Greek panspermiā, mixture of all seeds : pan-, pan- + sperma, seed; see sperm1.]

panspermia

(pænˈspɜːmɪə) ,

panspermism

,

panspermatism

or

panspermy

n
(Philosophy) a 19th-century evolutionary theory that precursors to life exist in space and will develop on finding suitable conditions
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