Difference between revisions of "Biogenesis"

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biogenesis
  
A [[term]] used to [[state]] that [[life]] [[arises]] from previously existing [[life]], and never from things which are not [[alive]].
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''noun''
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The process in which life forms arise from similar life forms.
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It asserts that living things can only be produced by another living thing, and not by a non-living thing.
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Compare: [[abiogenesis]]

Revision as of 07:56, 27 May 2008

biogenesis

noun

The process in which life forms arise from similar life forms.

It asserts that living things can only be produced by another living thing, and not by a non-living thing.

Compare: abiogenesis