transformism

[trans-fawr-miz-uh m]
noun Biology.
  1. the doctrine of gradual transformation of one species into another by descent with modification through many generations.
  2. such transformation itself.
  3. any doctrine or instance of evolution.

Origin of transformism

1875–80; transform + -ism, modeled on French transformisme
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transformism

noun
  1. a less common word for evolution, used esp to refer to the theory of evolution
Derived Formstransformist, noun
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