[ hek-uh l ]
/ ˈhɛk əl /


Ernst Hein·rich [ernst hahyn-rikh] /ɛrnst ˈhaɪn rɪx/, 1834–1919, German biologist and philosopher of evolution.


Haeck·e·li·an [he-kee-lee-uh n] /hɛˈki li ən/, adjective, nounHaeck·el·ism, noun
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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 of Haeckel

Haeckelian (hɛˈkiːlɪən), adjective
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Medical definitions for haeckel

[ hĕkəl ]
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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Ernst Heinrich 1834-1919

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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