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Haeckel

[hek-uh l] /ˈhɛk əl/
noun
1.
Ernst Heinrich
[ernst hahyn-rikh] /ɛrnst ˈhaɪn rɪx/ (Show IPA),
1834–1919, German biologist and philosopher of evolution.
Related forms
Haeckelian
[he-kee-lee-uh n] /hɛˈki li ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective, noun
Haeckelism, noun
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  • On its relation to Haeckel's biogenetic law, see below, p. 255.

    Form and Function E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
  • The concept of correlation had simply no meaning for Haeckel.

    Form and Function E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
  • Haeckel was not the original discoverer of the law of recapitulation.

    Form and Function E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
  • Haeckel had no slightest feeling for the true meaning of correlation.

    Form and Function E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
  • Haeckel had an intense admiration for Goethe's morphological work.

    Form and Function E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
  • He belongs to what Haeckel calls 'the imaginative scientists.'

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  • Yes, but they belong to what Haeckel calls the imaginative scientists.

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  • And this man Haeckel, young as he was, knew much that was vital.

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  • But seeing that Haeckel was swaying, he turned to Herman Spier.

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  • The King had passed a bad night, and Haeckel was still missing.

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British Dictionary definitions for Haeckel

Haeckel

/German ˈhɛkəl/
noun
1.
Ernst Heinrich (ɛrnst ˈhainrɪç). 1834–1919, German biologist and philosopher. He formulated the recapitulation theory of evolution and was an exponent of the philosophy of materialistic monism
Derived Forms
Haeckelian (hɛˈkiːlɪən) adjective
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Haeckel in Medicine

Haeckel Haeck·el (hěk'əl), Ernst. 1834-1919.

German philosopher and naturalist who supported Darwin's theory and mapped a genealogical tree relating all animal life.

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Haeckel in Science
Haeckel
  (hěk'əl)   
German naturalist who was the first to attempt a genealogical tree of all animals. He was also one of the first scientists to publicly support Darwin's theory of evolution. His own ideas about evolution attracted popular attention, and though they were later disproved, they helped to stimulate biological research.
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