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  1. Paul. 1880–1926, Austrian zoologist: noted for his controversial experiments, esp with the midwife toad, apparently demonstrating the inheritance of acquired characteristics. Accused of fraud, he committed suicide
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Examples from the Web for kammerer

Historical Examples

  • Throughout Kammerer's papers this is used almost as a technical term.

    Problems of Genetics

    William Bateson

  • It will suffice to remind the reader of the Austrians Kammerer and Stellmacher.

    Anarchism and Socialism

    George Plechanoff

  • Very remarkable are the hereditary changes which Kammerer established in Alytes obstetricans—the midwife toad.

  • Kammerer's experiments, however, show that we are dealing with the direct effects of definite outside forces.

    Darwin and Modern Science

    A.C. Seward and Others