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Haeckel

[hek-uh l]
noun
  1. Ernst Hein·rich [ernst hahyn-rikh] /ɛrnst ˈhaɪn rɪx/, 1834–1919, German biologist and philosopher of evolution.
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Related formsHaeck·e·li·an [he-kee-lee-uh n] /hɛˈki li ən/, adjective, nounHaeck·el·ism, noun
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Historical Examples of haeckel

  • 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.

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    E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell

  • Haeckel had no slightest feeling for the true meaning of correlation.

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    E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell

  • Haeckel had an intense admiration for Goethe's morphological work.

    Form and Function

    E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell


British Dictionary definitions for haeckel

Haeckel

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
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Derived FormsHaeckelian (hɛˈkiːlɪən), adjective
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haeckel in Medicine

Haeckel

(hĕkəl)Ernst 1834-1919
  1. 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

[hĕkəl]
  1. 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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