neobiogenesis

ne·o·bi·o·gen·e·sis

(nē'ō-bī'ō-jen'ĕ-sis),
The theory that life can originate from nonliving matter.
[neo- + G. bios, life, + genesis, origin]

neobiogenesis

A permutation of the scientifically naïve theory of spontaneous generation, which held that lifeforms arose directly from non-living matter.
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