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Biogenesis

noun
1.
Production of a chemical compound by a living organism.  Synonym: biosynthesis.
2.
The production of living organisms from other living organisms.  Synonym: biogeny.






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"Biogenesis" Quotes from Famous Books



... On this point I may quote two leading men of science. Tyndall says: "I affirm that no shred of trustworthy experimental testimony exists, to prove that life in our day has ever appeared independently of antecedent life"; and Huxley says: "The doctrine of biogenesis, or life only from life, is victorious along the whole line at the present time." Such is the testimony of modern science to the old maxim "Omne vivum exvivo." "All life proceeds from antecedent life." Think it out for yourself and you will see ...
— The Law and the Word • Thomas Troward



Words linked to "Biogenesis" :   biogenetic, multiplication, propagation, generation, synthesis, biogenous



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