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The supposed production of living organisms from non-living matter, as inferred from the apparent appearance of life in some supposedly sterile environments.
- ‘The intense arguments for and against the concept of spontaneous generation spurred on the developments in the field.’
- ‘The origin of living beings is initially through spontaneous generation.’
- ‘In fact, classic myths, being vehicles for expressing universal patterns of unconscious thought, are filled with examples of spontaneous generation.’
- ‘The further science progresses, the more unlikely spontaneous generation seems.’
- ‘He was one of the strongest opponents of the doctrine of spontaneous generation in the 17th century.’
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