spermism

noun
sperm·​ism | \ ˈspərˌmizəm \
plural -s

Definition of spermism

: a theory formerly widely held in biology: the sperm contains the preformed germ of the embryo — compare ovism

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History and Etymology for spermism

International Scientific Vocabulary sperm- + -ism

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“Spermism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spermism. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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