a|bi|o|gen|e|sis

a|bi|o|gen|e|sis
a|bi|o|gen|e|sis «AY by oh JEHN uh sihs, AB ee oh-», noun.
the supposed transformation of inanimate matter into living matter; spontaneous generation.
[(coined by Thomas Huxley in 1870) < a-4 without + bio- life + genesis]

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