Weismannism

noun

Weis·​mann·​ism ˈwī-smə-ˌniz-əm How to pronounce Weismannism (audio) ˈvī- How to pronounce Weismannism (audio)
: the theories of heredity proposed by August Weismann stressing particularly the continuity of the germplasm and the separateness of the germ cells and soma

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“Weismannism.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Weismannism. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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