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  1. an adherent of transformism.
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Origin of transformist

1790–1800; transform + -ist, modeled on French transformiste
Related formstrans·form·is·tic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for transformist

Historical Examples

  • If I were a "transformist" how I should delight in this question!

    Social Life in the Insect World

    J. H. Fabre

  • Buffon, like many another man, from St. Augustine down to his own times, considered the transformist explanation of living nature.

    Science and Morals and Other Essays

    Bertram Coghill Alan Windle

  • A few weeks before his death he repented of his transformist policy, and again included Crispi and Zanardelli in his cabinet.

  • She pointed out the results which logically follow from the transformist theory.

  • Much the same may indeed be said even of the assumed fact of Organic Evolution underlying all Transformist theories.