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abiogenesis Development of living organisms from non-living matter; as in the supposed origin of life on Earth, or in the concept of spontaneous generation, which was once held to account for the origin of life but which modern understanding of evolutionary processes (see EVOLUTION) has rendered outdated.

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abiogenesis The development of living organisms from non-living matter, as in the supposed origin of life on Earth, or in the concept of spontaneous generation which was once held to account for the origin of life but which modern understanding of evolutionary processes (see evolution) has made outdated.

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a·bi·o·gen·e·sis / ˌābī-ōˈjenəsis/ • n. technical term for spontaneous generation.

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abiogenesis The development of living organisms from non-living matter, as in the supposed origin of life on Earth, or in the concept of spontaneous generation which was once held to account for the origin of life but which modern understanding of evolutionary processes has rendered outdated.

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abiogenesis The development of living organisms from non-living matter, as in the origin of life on Earth, or in the concept of spontaneous generation which was once held to account for the origin of life but which modern understanding of evolutionary processes has rendered outdated.

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abiogenesis a technical term for spontaneous generation, which was introduced by the English biologist Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95) in an address to the British Association for the Advancement of Science at Liverpool in September 1870.

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abiogenesis The origin of living from nonliving matter, as by biopoiesis. See also spontaneous generation.