Definition of dauermodification
: an acquired character transmitted through the cytoplasm to several succeeding generations but not incorporated into the permanent heredity of the strain
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Origin and Etymology of dauermodification
German dauermodifikation, from dauer-, long-lasting, permanent + modifikation modification, from French modification — more at modification
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