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  1. Au·gust [ou-goo st] /ˈaʊ gʊst/, 1834–1914, German biologist.
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Historical Examples of weismann

  • I am, however, glad to find that Prof. Weismann has some faith in this principle.

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  • In the notes to my edition of Weismann I have endeavoured to do Darwin full justice.

  • This has been markedly true of Weismann and his theory of heredity.

  • Therefore, says Weismann, acquired characters cannot be inherited.

  • What Weismann has described is not a machine, just because it is a living organism.

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weismann in Medicine


(vīsmän′)August Friedrich Leopold 1834-1914
  1. German biologist who asserted that hereditary characteristics are transmitted by a germinal plasm.
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