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Panspermy

panspermy

(Science: biology) The doctrine of the widespread distribution of germs, from which under favorable circumstances bacteria, vibrios, etc, may develop.

The doctrine that all organisms must come from living parents; biogenesis; the opposite of spontaneous generation.

Origin: Pan- _ Gr. A seed.


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