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ovism Explained

Ovism at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Ovism \O"vism\, n. [Ovum + -ism.] (Zo["o]l.)
The old theory that the egg contains the whole embryo of the
future organism and the germs of all subsequent offsprings
and is merely awakened to activity by the spermatozo["o]n; --
opposed to {spermism} or {animalculism}.

ovism at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: en-noun » -
  • The belief held by ovists.