abiogenesis









abiogenesis


noun

  1. the now discredited theory that living organisms can arise spontaneously from inanimate matter; spontaneous generation.
  2. the theory that the earliest life forms on earth developed from nonliving matter.Compare biogenesis.

noun

  1. Also called: autogenesis the hypothetical process by which living organisms first arose on earth from nonliving matter
  2. another name for spontaneous generation Compare biogenesis

  1. See spontaneous generation.

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