panspermia, panspermatism

panspermia, panspermatism
The hypothetical doctrine of the omnipresence of minute forms and spores of animal and vegetable life, thus accounting for apparent spontaneous generation. [pan- + G. sperma, seed]

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  • 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

  • panspermatism — noun see panspermia …   Useful english dictionary

  • pan|sper|mi|a — «pan SPUR mee uh», noun. = panspermatism. (Cf. ↑panspermatism) ╂[< New Latin panspermia] …   Useful english dictionary

  • pan|sper|my — «pan SPUR mee», noun. = panspermatism. (Cf. ↑panspermatism) ╂[< New Latin panspermia] …   Useful english dictionary

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