Complete Definition of "abiogenesis"

English

Etymology
From AGr. polytonic|á¼- (a-) "not" + polytonic|Î²Î¯Î¿Ï (bios) "life" + polytonic|γένεÏÎ¹Ï (genesis) "origin, birth".

Noun
abiogenesis

  1. biology The supposed origination of living organisms from lifeless matter; such genesis as does not involve the action of living parents; spontaneous generation; â called also abiogeny, and opposed to biogenesis

#:Quotations
#:*I shall call the ... doctrine that living matter may be produced by not living matter, the hypothesis of abiogenesis â Huxley, 1870

Antonyms
transformism

Translations
Swedish: abiogenes c
Vietnamese: sự phát sinh tự nhiên

See also
autopoiesis
allopoiesis
biopoesis
biogenesis

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