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  • n. Lack of inheritance; the state or condition of being noninherited.


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  • Since the pangenes were lim - ited to the cell and corresponded one to one with particular hereditary characteristics, and since they were always represented in full measure in the nucleus, the conceptual model developed by de Vries was con - sonant with the principle of the isolation of the germ - plasm and the noninheritance of acquired charac - teristics.


  • All of his later work confirmed the noninheritance of whatever characteristics were acquired by the somatic cells, and from this experience he derived his second major prin - ciple, the Isolation of the Germplasm.


  • These he initially listed as: instances of noninheritance; dominance simultaneous with blending; exact duplica - tion of parent through both sexual and asexual repro - duction; inheritance of the effects of use, disuse, and habit; atavism; and saltations.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • He’ll tell me about his dealings with the Ministry of Culture, and his search for an abandoned mansion large enough to house my noninheritance.

    Learning to Die in Miami

  • Lamarck’s theory of inheritance of acquired characteristics was an attempt to account for common descent; it foundered on its lack of a mechanism and on the noninheritance of many acquired characteristics.

    Is Evolution Religion? - The Panda's Thumb


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