panspermatism


panspermatism
belief in origin of life from extraterrestrial germs

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • panspermatism — n. theory that there are spores and bacteria scattered throughout the world that will develop given the right conditions (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • panspermatism — pan·sper·ma·tism …   English syllables

  • panspermatism — noun see panspermia …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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] …   Medical 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

  • 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

  • Philosophical Isms — Here are 234 different isms, each representing a philosophical, political or moral doctrine or a belief system. In selecting terms for the list, I have deliberately avoided any word which apply ism to a personal name, so that Marxism doesn t… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • panspermatic — panspermatˈic or pansperˈmic adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑panspermatism …   Useful english dictionary

  • panspermic — panspermatˈic or pansperˈmic adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑panspermatism …   Useful english dictionary


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.