biopoiesis


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biopoiesis

(ˌbaɪəʊpɔɪˈiːsɪs)
n
(Biology) the development of living matter from nonliving matter, esp considered as an evolutionary process
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It is a book of daunting structural complexity that is the fullest articulation of his biopoiesis. Its dance of images, moving through the Cretan labyrinth and shouldering the interminable labors of Heracles, is also a winding grammar of erotic postures; as Francis Crick writes of the bonding of genetic strands, "The two chains of DNA are like two lovers, held tightly in an intimate embrace, but separable because however closely they fit together each has a unity which is stronger than the bonds which unite them" (qtd.
An example of an already existing word of this kind is biopoiesis, which refers to the origin of life from inorganic matter.