abio·gen·e·sis /ˌeˌbaɪoˈʤɛnəsəs/ 名詞
Ab·i·o·gen·e·sis n. Biol. The supposed origination of living organisms from lifeless matter; such genesis as does not involve the action of living parents; spontaneous generation; -- called also abiogeny, and opposed to biogenesis.
I shall call the . . . doctrine that living matter may be produced by not living matter, the hypothesis of abiogenesis. --Huxley, 1870.
n : a hypothetical organic phenomenon by which living organisms
are created from nonliving matter [syn: autogenesis, autogeny,