Definition of spontaneous generation in English:
noun[mass noun] historical
The supposed production of living organisms from non-living 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.
Definition of spontaneous generation in:
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