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a·bi·o·gen·e·sis

 (ā′bī-ō-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs)
n.
The supposed development of living organisms from nonliving matter. Also called autogenesis, spontaneous generation.

a′bi·o·ge·net′ic (-jə-nĕt′ĭk), a′bi·o·ge·net′i·cal adj.
a′bi·o·ge·net′i·cal·ly adv.
a′bi·og′e·nist (-ŏj′ə-nĭst) n.
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abiogenesis

(ˌeɪbaɪəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs)
n
1. (Biology) Also called: autogenesis the hypothetical process by which living organisms first arose on earth from nonliving matter
2. (Biology) another name for spontaneous generation Compare biogenesis
[C19: New Latin, from a-1 + bio- + genesis]
ˌabiogeˈnetic adj
ˌabiogeˈnetically adv
abiogenist n
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a•bi•o•gen•e•sis

(ˌeɪ baɪ oʊˈdʒɛn ə sɪs, ˌæb i oʊ-)

n.
the production of living organisms by nonliving matter; spontaneous generation: a former belief.
(a-6 + biogenesis; coined by T. H. Huxley in 1870]
a`bi•o•ge•net′ic (-dʒəˈnɛt ɪk) a`bi•o•ge•net′i•cal, adj.
a`bi•o•ge•net′i•cal•ly, adv.
a`bi•og′e•nist (-ˈɒdʒ ə nɪst) n.
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abiogenesis

Biology. the production of living organisms from inanimate matter. Also called spontaneous generation. — abiogenetic, adj.
See also: Life
generation of living organisms from inanimate matter. Also called spontaneous generation.
See also: Heredity
the process of generation of living organisms from inanimate matter; spontaneous generation. — abiogenetic, adj.abiogenetically, adv.
See also: Biology
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Noun1.abiogenesis - a hypothetical organic phenomenon by which living organisms are created from nonliving matterabiogenesis - a hypothetical organic phenomenon by which living organisms are created from nonliving matter
organic phenomenon - (biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals
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Translations
abiogènesiautogènesigeneració espontània
AbiogeneseAbiogenesis
ősnemzés
自然発生説
abiogenezė
abiogeneza
abiogêneseabiogénese
abiogeneză
abiogenes
abiyogenez
абіогенез
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