- 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.
Origin of transformism
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Examples from the Web for transformism
It does not enter into our plan to set down here the proofs of transformism.Creative Evolution
Not only did Madame Clémence Royer initiate us into transformism.
If it is based only on the pure theory of transformism, there is nothing explained at all.The Science and Philosophy of the Organism
From zoology has arisen the study of transformism, which now dominates the whole of biology.The Last Link
Transformism makes no pretence to account for the origin of life, whether animal or vegetable.The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer
- a less common word for evolution, used esp to refer to the theory of evolution
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