from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as ovulist: opposite of spermist or animalculist. See incasement.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) A believer in ovism. Same as ovulist.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun historical One who believed that the complete human being was contained in the ovum rather than the sperm.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

ovum +‎ -ist


  • Yet Harvey's ovist theory, together with the exact — and exacting — method in physiology that he himself did so much to accredit, posed the problem of generation in a new light by making paramount the discovery of the “eggs” belonging to each animal spe - cies.



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