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stirp

[ sturp ]
/ stɜrp /
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noun Anthropology.

a line of descendants from a common ancestor.

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Origin of stirp

1495–1505; <Latin stirp-, stem of stirpsstirps
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  • The continuity of germ plasm (stirp of Galton), like Darwins selection, is a fact, not a theory.

    Darwinism and Race Progress|John Berry Haycraft
  • For figures or descriptions of four-leaved shamrocks the reader is referred to Lobel, 'Stirp.

    Vegetable Teratology|Maxwell T. Masters
  • Dogging at a theory of heredity which will reconcile Darwin's gemmules, Weismann's germ-plasm, and Galton's stirp.

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