from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who believed that the complete human being was contained in the ovum rather than the sperm.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A believer in ovism. Same as ovulist.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as ovulist: opposite of spermist or animalculist. See incasement.
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.