abiogenist
noun see abiogenesis

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Abiogenist — Ab i*og e*nist, n. (Biol.) One who believes that life can be produced independently of antecedent. Huxley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abiogenist — [ā΄bī ä′jə nist, ab΄ē ä′jə nist] n. a person who believes in abiogenesis * * * See abiogenetic. * * * …   Universalium

  • abiogenist — [ā΄bī ä′jə nist, ab΄ē ä′jə nist] n. a person who believes in abiogenesis …   English World dictionary

  • abiogenist — noun One who believes that life can be produced independently of antecedent Huxley …   Wiktionary

  • abiogenist — abi·og·e·nist …   English syllables

  • abiogenist — noun a believer in abiogenesis • Derivationally related forms: ↑abiogenesis • Hypernyms: ↑believer, ↑truster …   Useful english dictionary

  • abiogenesis — noun Etymology: New Latin, from 2a + bio + Latin genesis Date: 1870 the supposed spontaneous origination of living organisms directly from lifeless matter • abiogenist noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • abiogenesis — abiogenetic /ay buy oh jeuh net ik, ab ee oh /, abiogenetical, adj. abiogenetically, adv. abiogenist /ay buy oj euh nist, ab ee /, n. /ay buy oh jen euh sis, ab ee oh /, n. Biol. the now discredited theory that living organisms can arise… …   Universalium

  • abiogenesis — /ˌeɪbaɪoʊˈdʒɛnəsəs/ (say .aybuyoh jenuhsuhs) noun 1. the (hypothetical) production of living things from inanimate matter; spontaneous generation. Compare biogenesis. 2. the theory, belief, or doctrine that living things can be produced from… …   Australian English dictionary

  • abiogenesis —   n. theory of generation of living from inanimate matter.    ♦ abiogenetic, a.    ♦ abiogenist, n. believer in that theory …   Dictionary of difficult words

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