Definitions

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.

Etymologies

ovum +‎ -ist (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

    SPONTANEOUS GENERATION

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