Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Self-production; production independent, in organisms, of parent organisms;
  • noun in tissues, of parent tissues; and
  • noun in disease, of previous cases of zymotic disease.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Biol.) Spontaneous generation.

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  • noun biology The supposed creation of living organisms from nonliving matter.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a hypothetical organic phenomenon by which living organisms are created from nonliving matter

Etymologies

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auto- + -genesis

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