from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Autogenesis; autogony; spontaneous generation.
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- noun a hypothetical organic phenomenon by which living organisms are created from nonliving matter
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Haeckel distinguished _autogeny_ and _plasmogeny_, applying the former term when the formative fluid in which the first living matter was supposed to arise was inorganic and the latter when it was organic,