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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A theory seeking to explain certain physiological and pathological phenomena in terms of animalcules.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The theory which seeks to explain certain physiological and pathological phenomena by means of animalcules.
  • n. The theory that the spermatozo√∂n and not the ovum contains the whole of the embryo; spermatism; -- opposed to ovism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The theory that animalcules cause disease.
  • n. The doctrine or theory of incasement in the male; spermism; spermatism. See incasement.
  • n. Also called animalism.

Etymologies

Compare French animalculisme. (Wiktionary)

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