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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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  • noun The belief held by spermists.

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