dauermodification

noun dauer·modification \¦dau̇(ə)r+\
variants: or

dauermodifikation

\+mōdēfēkätsēˈōn\

Definition of dauermodification

plural

dauermodifications

\-shənz\ or

dauermodifikationen

\-ēˈōnən\
  1. :  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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