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Weismann

[ vahys-mahn ]
/ ˈvaɪsˌmɑn /
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noun

Au·gust [ou-goost], /ˈaʊ gʊst/, 1834–1914, German biologist.

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Weismann
[ vīsmän′ ]
August Friedrich Leopold 1834-1914

German biologist who asserted that hereditary characteristics are transmitted by a germinal plasm.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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