Definition of Abiogenesis

1. Noun. A hypothetical organic phenomenon by which living organisms are created from nonliving matter.




Definition of Abiogenesis

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

Definition of Abiogenesis

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

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Definition of Abiogenesis

1. [n -GENESES]

Medical Definition of Abiogenesis

1. The scientific study of how life originally arose on the planet, presumably from nonliving things and the presence of nonliving organic matter. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Abiogenesis

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abiogenesis (current term)
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Literary usage of Abiogenesis

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1. Discourses Biological and Geological: Essays by Thomas Henry Huxley (1897)
"... VIII BIOGENESIS AND abiogenesis (THE PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS TO THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE FOR 1870) IT has ..."

2. Critiques and Addresses by Thomas Henry Huxley (1873)
"X. BIOGENESIS AND abiogenesis. (THE PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS TO THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE FOR 1870.) IT has long been the custom ..."

3. List of Subject Headings for Use in Dictionary Catalogs by American Library Association, Mary Josephine Briggs (1914)
"... Stairs see Stair building Stairways see Stair building Stammering Stamp act, 1765 See also US— History— Revolution — Causes Refer from abiogenesis (s); ..."

4. The Elementary Principles of General Biology by James Francis Abbott (1914)
"This conception, which has been called spontaneous generation or abiogenesis, arose from incomplete or misinterpreted observation. ..."

5. The Grammar of Science by Karl Pearson (1900)
"The Spontaneous Generation of Life, or abiogenesis Such a formula is that of the spontaneous generation of life. In the first place, this formula involves ..."

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