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Weismann, August Syllabification: Weis·mann, August
Pronunciation: /ˈvīsmən/

Definition of Weismann, August in English:

(1834–1914), German biologist, one of the founders of modern genetics; full name August Friedrich Leopold Weismann. He expounded the theory of germ plasm and suggested that variability in individuals comes from the recombination of chromosomes during reproduction.


Pronunciation: /-ˌnizəm/
Example sentences
  • Chapter 3 ends this section with an examination of the evolutionary perspective of analysis, including descriptions of Darwinism, Lamarckism, and Weismannism.
  • The correct theory, that acquired characteristics are not inherited, is known as Weismannism,
Pronunciation: /ˈvīsmənist/
noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • This resulted in a major row in evolutionary circles in which everyone was forced to consider themselves to be either Weismannists or Lamarckists.
  • William Bateson, former professor of biology at Cambridge, and a confirmed Weismannist, visited Vienna and later made a public attack on Kammerer's theory.
  • According, on the other hand, to extreme Charles-Darwinians and Weismannists, habit, effort and intelligence acquired during the experience of any one life goes for nothing.
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