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Meaning of PANSPERMY

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pan"sper`my\, n. [Pan- + Gr. ? a seed.] (Biol.)
(a) The doctrine of the widespread distribution of germs,
    from which under favorable circumstances bacteria,
    vibrios, etc., may develop.
(b) The doctrine that all organisms must come from living
    parents; biogenesis; -- the opposite of {spontaneous
    generation}.

 

 

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