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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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These memories can be understood to "beset his brooding brain" in a sort of mental onslaught, or to he parasitic thoughts that are themselves "brooded" by his brain abiogenetically. Joyce will link memory with parasitism again in "Circe" when Blooms grandfather, Virag, exhorts him to "Exercise your mnemotechnic" in order to remember a cure for warts.
He then analyzed the solution and found organic compounds and even a few of the simpler amino acids formed abiogenetically, that is, without the presence of life.