abiogenesis

noun abio·gen·e·sis \ ˌā-ˌbī-ō-ˈje-nə-səs \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of abiogenesis

:the origin of life from nonliving matter; specifically :a theory in the evolution of early life on earth :organic molecules and subsequent simple life forms first originated from inorganic substances
  • According to the conventional hypothesis, the earliest living cells emerged as a result of chemical evolution on our planet billions of years ago in a process called abiogenesis.
  • —David Warmflash et al.

abiogenist

play \ˌā-(ˌ)bī-ˈä-jə-nist\ noun

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abiogenesis

noun abio·gen·e·sis \ ˌā-ˌbī-ō-ˈjen-ə-səs \

medical Definition of abiogenesis

:the supposed spontaneous origination of living organisms directly from lifeless matter called also spontaneous generation; compare biogenesis

abiogenist

play \ˌā-(ˌ)bī-ˈäj-ə-nəst\ or abiogenesist play \-ˌbī-ō-ˈjen-ə-səst\ noun

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