Biogenesis[bī′ō-jen′ĕ-sis]

Type:Term

Definitions
1. Term given by Huxley to the principle that life originates from preexisting life only and never from nonliving material.
2. The principle that a living organism can only originate from a living organism similar to itself.

Synonyms
biosynthesis

See: spontaneous generation, recapitulation theory

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