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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 abio·gen·e·sis /ˌeˌbaɪoˈʤɛnəsəs/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 abio·gen·e·sis /ˌeˌbaɪoˈʤɛnəsəs/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a hypothetical organic phenomenon by which living organisms
          are created from nonliving matter [syn: autogenesis, autogeny,
           spontaneous generation]