Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The hypothesis that all living things proceed from preëxisting germs, and that these encase the germs of all future living things, inclosed one within another.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In biology, the doctrine of generation promulgated by Bonnet, namely, the aggregation of living germs one within the other, and their detachment to produce new existences.
  • n. In anatomy, the fitting of one bone, or assemblage of bones, into another, as a box fits within its cover.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • Because most are too lazy to type emboîtement or to learn the name of that mark over the i.

    September 15, 2011

  • "2. In anatomy, the fitting of one bone, or assemblage of bones, into another, as a box fits within its cover."

    - Century Dictionary

    August 24, 2010