Abiogenesis definition

ābī-ō-jĕnĭ-sĭs
The supposed development of living organisms from nonliving matter.
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The supposed development of living organisms from nonliving matter.
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(biology) The origination of living organisms from lifeless matter; such genesis as does not involve the action of living parents; spontaneous generation. [Late 19th century.]
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
abiogenesis
Plural:
abiogeneses

Origin of abiogenesis

  • a- + bio- + genesis

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