ALL meanings of abiogenesis

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  • noun abiogenesis the hypothetical process by which living organisms first arose on earth from nonliving matter 3
  • noun abiogenesis spontaneous generation 3
  • noun abiogenesis (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.). 1
  • noun abiogenesis the now discredited theory that living organisms can arise spontaneously from inanimate matter; spontaneous generation. 1
  • noun abiogenesis the theory that the earliest life forms on earth developed from nonliving matter. Compare biogenesis. 1
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