[ sturp ]
/ stɜrp /

noun Anthropology.

a line of descendants from a common ancestor.

Origin of stirp

1495–1505; < Latin stirp-, stem of stirps stirps Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for stirp

  • Dogging at a theory of heredity which will reconcile Darwin's gemmules, Weismann's germ-plasm, and Galton's stirp.

  • 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