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pangenesis

[ pan-jen-uh-sis ]
/ p忙n藞d蕭蓻n 蓹 s瑟s /
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noun Biology.
the theory that a reproductive cell contains gemmules or invisible germs that were derived from the individual cells from every part of the organism and that these gemmules are the bearers of hereditary attributes.
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Origin of pangenesis

1868; pan- + genesis; term introduced by Charles Darwin

OTHER WORDS FROM pangenesis

pan路ge路net路ic [pan-juh-net-ik], /藢p忙n d蕭蓹藞n蓻t 瑟k/, adjectivepan路ge路net路i路cal路ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for pangenesis

pangenesis
/ (p忙n藞d蕭蓻n瑟s瑟s) /

noun
a former theory of heredity, that each body cell produces hereditary particles that circulate in the blood before collecting in the reproductive cellsSee also blastogenesis (def. 1)

Derived forms of pangenesis

pangenetic (藢p忙nd蕭蓹藞n蓻t瑟k), adjectivepangenetically, adverb
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