from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
ovulist: opposite of spermistor animalculist. See incasement.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) A believer in ovism. Same as
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- noun historical One who believed that the complete
human beingwas contained in the ovumrather than the sperm.
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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.