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De Vries

[duh vrees; Dutch duh vrees]
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  1. Hu·go [hyoo-goh; Dutch hy-goh] /ˈhyu goʊ; Dutch ˈhü goʊ/, 1848–1935, Dutch botanist and student of organic heredity: developed the concept of mutation as a factor in the process of evolution.
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De Vries

  1. Hugo (ˈhyːxoː). 1848–1935, Dutch botanist, who rediscovered Mendel's laws and developed the mutation theory of evolution
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vries in Medicine

De Vries

(də vrēs)
  1. Dutch botanist who studied evolution by observing mutations rather than natural selection. He was an early proponent of the works of Gregor Mendel.
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