[ pan-spur-mee-uh ]
/ pænˈspɜr mi ə /
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the theory that life exists and is distributed throughout the universe in the form of germs or spores that develop in the right environment.
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Also pan·sper·ma·tism [pan-spur-muh-tiz-uhm], /pænˈspɜr məˌtɪz əm/, pan·sper·my [pan-spur-mee]. /ˈpænˌspɜr mi/.
Origin of panspermia
OTHER WORDS FROM panspermiapan·sper·mic, adjective
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How to use panspermia in a sentence
Over the past four decades, all the predictions of cometary panspermia have been verified.Clumps of bacteria could spread life between planets|Paola Rosa-Aquino|August 27, 2020|Popular-Science
Indeed, the old idea of panspermia leads to the wholesale exchange of biology between the stars.How Life Could Continue to Evolve - Issue 88: Love & Sex|Caleb Scharf|August 12, 2020|Nautilus