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Meaning of ABIOGENESIS

Pronunciation:  `eybIow'jenisis

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

ABIOGENESIS is a 11 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: autogenesis, autogeny, spontaneous generation
 
 See Also: organic phenomenon

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The scientific study of how life originally arose on the planet, presumably from nonliving things and the presence of nonliving organic matter.
 

 

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