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transformism

[ trans-fawr-miz-uhm ]
/ trænsˈfɔr mɪz əm /
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noun Biology.

the doctrine of gradual transformation of one species into another by descent with modification through many generations.
such transformation itself.
any doctrine or instance of evolution.

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Origin of transformism

1875–80; transform + -ism, modeled on French transformisme
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British Dictionary definitions for transformism

transformism
/ (trænsˈfɔːmɪzəm) /

noun

a less common word for evolution, used esp to refer to the theory of evolution

Derived forms of transformism

transformist, noun
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