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autogenesis

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n autogenesis a hypothetical organic phenomenon by which living organisms are created from nonliving matter
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Autogenesis (Biol) Spontaneous generation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n autogenesis Self-production; production independent, in organisms, of parent organisms;
    • n autogenesis in tissues, of parent tissues; and.
    • n autogenesis in disease, of previous cases of zymotic disease.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Auto-, + genesis,