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recapitulation theory in Medicine

recapitulation theory re·ca·pit·u·la·tion theory (rē'kə-pĭch'ə-lā'shən)
See biogenetic law.

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  • Their recapitulation theory was part and parcel of the same general idea.

    Form and Function E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
  • In the very name, "fundamental law of biogeny," which I have given to my recapitulation theory, I claim that it is universal.

    The Wonders of Life Ernst Haeckel
  • This recapitulation theory, like all others, has since been carried to an extreme.

    Six Major Prophets Edwin Emery Slosson
  • It is interesting to note a formulation in somewhat confused language of the recapitulation theory.

    Form and Function E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
  • The recapitulation theory originated as a deduction from the evolution theory and as a deduction it still remains.

    Darwin and Modern Science A.C. Seward and Others
  • In the first place it must be noted that the recapitulation theory is itself a deduction from the theory of evolution.

    Darwin and Modern Science A.C. Seward and Others
  • The recapitulation theory makes the child pass through the evolutionary stages of the nation or nations he represents.

  • Here we certainly have an advance; but at bottom the recapitulation theory may also be conceived as a modification of that proof.

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