The supposed production of living organisms from nonliving matter, as inferred from the apparent appearance of life in some supposedly sterile environments.
- The intense arguments for and against the concept of spontaneous generation spurred on the developments in the field.
- The origin of living beings is initially through spontaneous generation.
- The further science progresses, the more unlikely spontaneous generation seems.
For editors and proofreaders
Syllabification: spon·ta·ne·ous gen·er·a·tion
Definition of spontaneous generation in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.