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stirp

[ sturp ]

noun

, Anthropology.
  1. a line of descendants from a common ancestor.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of stirp1

1495–1505; < Latin stirp- , stem of stirps stirps

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Example Sentences

The continuity of germ plasm (stirp of Galton), like Darwins selection, is a fact, not a theory.

For figures or descriptions of four-leaved shamrocks the reader is referred to Lobel, 'Stirp.

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

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