Panspermy
Panspermia Pan`sper"mi*a, Panspermy Pan"sper`my, n. [Pan- + Gr. ? a seed.] (Biol.) (a) The doctrine of the widespread distribution of germs, from which under favorable circumstances bacteria, vibrios, etc., may develop. (b) The doctrine that all organisms must come from living parents; biogenesis; -- the opposite of {spontaneous generation}. (c) The theory that life on earth originated from spores or germs that evolved elsewhere in the uiniverse; -- in contradistinction to the theory that life evolved on earth from inanimate matter. This theory, originally suggested by S. Arrhenius in 1907, is sometimes advanced by those who feel that the time required for evolution of life is too long for life to have evolved on Earth from inanimate matter. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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  • panspermy — panspermy. См. панспермия. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • панспермия — panspermy панспермия. Гипотеза о внеземном происхождении жизни (занесении микроорганизмов с метеоритами и космической пылью), сформулирована С.Аррениусом в 1895. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А.,… …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Panspermatist — Pan*sper ma*tist, Panspermist Pan sper mist, n. (Biol.) A believer in panspermy; one who rejects the theory of spontaneous generation; a biogenist. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Panspermia — Pan sper mi*a, Panspermy Pan sper my, n. [Pan + Gr. ? a seed.] (Biol.) (a) The doctrine of the widespread distribution of germs, from which under favorable circumstances bacteria, vibrios, etc., may develop. (b) The doctrine that all organisms… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Panspermic — Pan sper mic, a. (Biol.) Of or pertaining to panspermy; as, the panspermic hypothesis. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Panspermist — Panspermatist Pan*sper ma*tist, Panspermist Pan sper mist, n. (Biol.) A believer in panspermy; one who rejects the theory of spontaneous generation; a biogenist. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • panspermia — panspermic, adj. /pan sperr mee euh/, n. Biol. the theory that life exists and is distributed throughout the universe in the form of germs or spores that develop in the right environment. Also, panspermatism /pan sperr meuh tiz euhm/, panspermy… …   Universalium

  • панспермия — Гипотеза о внеземном происхождении жизни (занесении микроорганизмов с метеоритами и космической пылью), сформулирована С. Аррениусом в 1895. [Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А. Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов 1995 407с.] Тематики… …   Справочник технического переводчика

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