variants or dauermodifikation
plural dauermodifications
or dauermodifikationen
: an acquired character transmitted through the cytoplasm to several succeeding generations but not incorporated into the permanent heredity of the strain

Word History


German dauermodifikation, from dauer-, long-lasting, permanent + modifikation modification, from French modification

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“Dauermodification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dauermodification. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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