transformism

noun
trans·​form·​ism | \ -ȯ(r)ˌmizəm \
plural -s

Definition of transformism

: evolution sense 5b regarded transformism as untenable … as no one had ever seen one species changing into another— R. H. Lowie

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History and Etymology for transformism

French transformisme, from transformer to transform (from Latin transformare) + -isme -ism

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“Transformism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transformism. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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