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transmutationist

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who believes in the transmutation of metals.
  • n. One who believes in the transmutation of species.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who believes in the transmutation of metals or of species.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who believes in transmutation, as of metals in alchemy or of species in natural history; a transformist. See transformism, and transmutation, 1 .

Etymologies

transmutation +‎ -ist (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Lamarck was a transmutationist (an early exponent of evolution) and older than Cuvier.

    A Conversation with Rebecca Stott about The Coral Thief

  • Those three conceptions of the organic world which may be spoken of as the teleological, the typical, and the transmutationist, have often been regarded as mutually antagonistic and conflicting.

    On the Genesis of Species

  • We have dwelt a little upon this, because it is by such seeming solutions of difficulties as that which this passage supplies that the transmutationist endeavours to prop up his utterly rotten fabric of guess and speculation.

    Famous Reviews

  • So I took refuge in that "thatige Skepsis" which Goethe has so well defined; and, reversing the apostolic precept to be all things to all men, I usually defended the tenability of the received doctrines when I had to do with the transmutationist; and stood up for the possibility of transmutation among the orthodox ” thereby, no doubt, increasing an already current, but quite undeserved, reputation for needless combativeness.

    The Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley

  • Skepsis "which Goethe has so well defined; and, reversing the apostolic precept to be all things to all men, I usually defended the tenability of the received doctrines when I had to do with the transmutationist; and stood up for the possibility of transmutation among the orthodox -- thereby, no doubt, increasing an already current, but quite undeserved, reputation for needless combativeness.

    Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley — Volume 1

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