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- n. the doctrine that living organisms have evolved from previously existing forms of living matter
- n. any particular version of the doctrine of transformism
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The hypothesis, or doctrine, that living beings have originated by the modification of some other previously existing forms of living matter; -- opposed to abiogenesis.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Italian history, the parliamentary situation and the financial and administrative policies and methods which marked the premiership of Agostino Depretis (1876–86). See the extract.
- n. In biology, the fact or the doctrine of such modification of specific characters in any organism as suffices to change one species into a different species, whether immediately or in the course of time; transmutation of species (see transmutation, 1).
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