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  • noun Plural form of ovist.

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  • Cue epic battle between "ovists" and "spermists," then an uneasy truce brokered by the emerging field of genetics.

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  • Cue epic battle between "ovists" and "spermists," then an uneasy truce brokered by the emerging field of genetics.

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  • Cue epic battle between "ovists" and "spermists," then an uneasy truce brokered by the emerging field of genetics.

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  • First, at least in its early naïve form, it requires what everybody knows to be false: that we inherit only from one parent – the mother for the ovists, the father for the spermists.

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  • The preformationists believed that the egg or sperm, for the preformationists were subdivided into ‘ovists’ versus ‘spermists’ contained a tiny miniature baby or ‘homunculus’.

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  • First, at least in its early naïve form, it requires what everybody knows to be false: that we inherit only from one parent – the mother for the ovists, the father for the spermists.

    THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH

  • The preformationists believed that the egg or sperm, for the preformationists were subdivided into ‘ovists’ versus ‘spermists’ contained a tiny miniature baby or ‘homunculus’.

    THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH

  • And how do the seminists, ovists, or animalculists, explain, upon their respective theories, the formation of these mongrel productions?

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  • The seminists never discovered how it is that the ass communicates to his mule offspring a resemblance only in the ears and crupper; the ovists neither inform us, nor understand how a mare should contain in her egg anything but an animal of her own species.

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  • To others, the ovists, the germ or embryo lay in the egg, and the semen or sperm of the male merely activated its development.

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