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biogenesis The principle that a living organism can arise only from another living organism, a principle contrasting with concepts such as that of the spontaneous generation of living from non-living matter. The term is currently more often used to refer to the formation from or by living organisms of any substance, e.g. coal, chalk, chemicals, etc.

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biogenesis The principle that a living organism can arise only from another living organism, a principle contrasting with concepts such as that of the spontaneous generation of living from non-living matter. The term is currently more often used to refer to the formation from or by living organisms of any substance (e.g. coal, chalk, or chemicals).

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biogenesis The principle that a living organism can arise only from another living organism, a principle contrasting with concepts such as that of the spontaneous generation of living from non-living matter. The term is currently more often used to refer to the formation from or by living organisms of any substance (e.g. coal, chalk, or chemicals).

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biogenesis Principle that a living organism can arise only from another living organism, a principle contrasting with concepts such as that of the spontaneous generation of living from non-living matter. The term is currently more often used to refer to the formation from or by living organisms of any substance, e.g. coal, chalk, chemicals, etc.

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bi·o·gen·e·sis / ˌbīōˈjenəsis/ • n. the synthesis of substances by living organisms. ∎  hist. the hypothesis that living matter arises only from other living matter. DERIVATIVES: bi·o·ge·net·ic / -jəˈnetik/ adj.

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biogenesis Biological principle maintaining that all living organisms derive from parent(s) generally similar to themselves. This long-held principle originally arose in opposition to the idea of spontaneous generation (that life can arise spontaneously from nonliving matter). See also genetics

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biogenesis The principle that a living organism can only arise from other living organisms similar to itself (i.e. that like gives rise to like) and can never originate from nonliving material. Compare spontaneous generation.

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biogenesis (by-oh-jen-i-sis) n. the theory that living organisms can arise only from other living organisms and not from nonliving matter.

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