panspermatism


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pan·sper·mi·a

, panspermatism (pan-sper'mē-ă, -sper'mă-tizm),
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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panspermatism

An obsolete, naïve and discredited concept of the omnipresence of minute particles of plants and animals to account for spontaneous generation.
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