from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See abiogenesis.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The supposed creation of living organisms from nonliving matter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Spontaneous generation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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


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