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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.
Dictionary entry details
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A hypothetical organic phenomenon by which living organisms are created from nonliving matter
Nouns denoting natural phenomena
Hypernyms ("spontaneous generation" is a kind of...):
organic phenomenon ((biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals)
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