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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A group of ids or bearers of the hereditary qualities of an individual organism in the germ-plasm or substance of inheritance.
  • n. Figuratively used in sociology to designate certain naturally selected individuals of differing classes or races, who seek each other in reproduction, and so create a new stock, as idants (chromatic bodies) in the reproduction cell do in biological reproduction.

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