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  • n. The belief held by ovists.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The old theory that the egg contains the whole embryo of the future organism and the germs of all subsequent offsprings and is merely awakened to activity by the spermatozoön; -- opposed to spermism or animalculism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The doctrine that the egg contains all the organs of the future animal. See incasement.

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