Ovulist
Ovulist O"vu*list, n. (Biol.) A believer in the theory (called encasement theory), current during the last century, that the egg was the real animal germ, and that at the time of fecundation the spermatozoa simply gave the impetus which caused the unfolding of the egg, in which all generations were inclosed one within the other. Also called {ovist}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • ovulist — OVULÍST s.m. Biolog care socotea că în ovul se găsesc în stare miniaturală organele şi structura organismului adult. [cf. fr. ovuliste]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN  OVULÍST s. m. biolog preformist care socotea că în ovul se… …   Dicționar Român

  • ovulist — ovu·list …   English syllables

  • ovulist — ˈävyələ̇st also ˈō , ˌvyül noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary ovule + ist; probably originally formed in German : ovist …   Useful english dictionary

  • ovist — Ovulist O vu*list, n. (Biol.) A believer in the theory (called encasement theory), current during the last century, that the egg was the real animal germ, and that at the time of fecundation the spermatozoa simply gave the impetus which caused… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Encasement — En*case ment, n. [Cf. {Casement}.] 1. The act of encasing; also, that which encases. [1913 Webster] 2. (Biol.) An old theory of generation similar to embo[^i]tement. See {Ovulist}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ovist — O vist, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A believer in ovism. Same as {Ovulist}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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