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SPONTANEOUS GENERATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does spontaneous generation mean? 

SPONTANEOUS GENERATION (noun)
  The noun SPONTANEOUS GENERATION has 1 sense:

1. a hypothetical organic phenomenon by which living organisms are created from nonliving matter

  Familiarity information: SPONTANEOUS GENERATION used as a noun is very rare.


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SPONTANEOUS GENERATION (noun)


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Meaning:

A hypothetical organic phenomenon by which living organisms are created from nonliving matter

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

abiogenesis; autogenesis; autogeny; spontaneous generation

Hypernyms ("spontaneous generation" is a kind of...):

organic phenomenon ((biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals)


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