Abiogenesis

Abiogenesis

WordNet



noun


(1)   A hypothetical organic phenomenon by which living organisms are created from nonliving matter
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Etymology


From "not" + (bios) "life" + (genesis) "origin, birth".

Noun



  1. The supposed origination of living organisms from lifeless matter; such genesis as does not involve the action of living parents; spontaneous generation.