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  • n. The belief held by spermists.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The theory, formerly held by many, that the sperm or spermatozoön contains the germ of the future embryo; animalculism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The theory or doctrine that the male sperm contains the whole germ of the future animal, which develops entirely from a spermatozoön, the ovum serving merely as a mold or matrix; animalculism. Also spermatism.


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