a hypothetical individual organism that, by means of a fortuitous macromutation permitting an adaptive shift to a new mode of life, becomes the founder of a new type of organism and a vehicle of macroevolution.
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- hope diamond,
- hope springs eternal,
- hope, anthony,
- hope, bob,
Origin of hopeful monster
First recorded in 1933; phrase introduced by German geneticist Richard B. Goldschmidt (1879–1958)
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