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  • n. One who believes in, or advocates the theory of, epigenesis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who believes in, or advocates the theory of, epigenesis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who supports the theory of epigenesis.


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  • Yet their experiments ultimately led to new approaches and revised interpretations of what was at issue with epigenesist and preformationist accounts of development.

    Epigenesis and Preformationism

  • The end of the 20th century brought discoveries that have challenged the most the prevailing geneticism, and have also begun to replace the extreme forms of either preformationism or epigenesist with the sorts of interactionist models that were only offered as outlying alternatives in earlier decades.

    Epigenesis and Preformationism

  • Wolff was an epigenesist, maintaining that form emerges only gradually; Bonnet was a preformationist, insisting that form exists from the beginning of each individual organism and only experiences growth over time.

    Epigenesis and Preformationism

  • [3] S.A. Kauffman (1971) Cellular homeostasis, epigenesist and replication in randomly aggregated macromolecular systems.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles

  • Lenny Moss (2003) identifies two gene concepts: the preformationist gene, Gene-P, defined by its relationship to a phenotype, is of instrumental utility for molecular geneticists ” for example, the BRCA1 gene is used to predict breast cancer risk; the epigenesist gene,

    The Human Genome Project


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