traducian

noun
tra·​du·​cian | \ -üshən \
plural -s

Definition of traducian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a believer in traducianism

traducian

adjective
\ " \

Definition of traducian (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating to traducianism or traducians

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History and Etymology for traducian

Noun

Medieval Latin traducianus, from traduc-, tradux heredity (from Latin, layer, layerage, from traducere to lead across) + Latin -ianus -ian

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“Traducian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/traducian. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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