Weismannism
Weismannism Weis"mann*ism, n. (Biol.) The theories and teachings in regard to heredity propounded by the German biologist August Weismann, esp. in regard to germ plasm as the basis of heredity and the impossibility of transmitting acquired characteristics; -- often called {neo-Darwinism}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • weismannism — WEISMANNÍSM s.n. Teorie în biologie care postulează separarea organismului în două părţi distincte: germenul, substanţa ereditară, localizată în celulele sexuale, şi soma, corpul, inert din punct de vedere genetic, afirmând independenţa absolută… …   Dicționar Român

  • Weismannism — Weismannism. См. Вейсманизм. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Weismannism — [vīs′män iz΄əm] n. [after WEISMANN August] a theory of heredity that emphasizes the continuity of the germ plasm from generation to generation and the rigid separation of the somatoplasm which dies in every generation, thus prohibiting the… …   English World dictionary

  • Weismannism — Weismannian, adj., n. /vuys mahn iz euhm/, n. Biol. the theories of heredity as expounded by Weismann, esp. the theory that all inheritable characteristics are carried in the germ plasm, and that acquired characteristics cannot be inherited.… …   Universalium

  • weismannism — Theory of the noninheritance of acquired characteristics. * * * Weis·mann·ism wī smə .niz əm, vī n the theories of heredity proposed by August Weismann stressing particularly the continuity of the germ plasm and the separateness of the germ cells …   Medical dictionary

  • weismannism — weis·mann·ism …   English syllables

  • Weismannism — /ˈvaɪsmənɪzəm/ (say vuysmuhnizuhm) noun the theories and teachings of the German biologist August Weismann, especially his theory respecting the continuity of the germ plasm and its isolation from the body plasm, with the accompanying doctrine… …   Australian English dictionary

  • weismannism — n. the theory of heredity assuming continuity of germ plasm and non transmission of acquired characteristics. Etymology: A. Weismann, Ger. biologist d. 1914 …   Useful english dictionary

  • neo-Darwinism — Weismannism Weis mann*ism, n. (Biol.) The theories and teachings in regard to heredity propounded by the German biologist August Weismann, esp. in regard to germ plasm as the basis of heredity and the impossibility of transmitting acquired… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Вейсманизм — Weismannism Вейсманизм. Эволюционная концепция А.Вейсмана, отрицающая наследование приобретеных признаков и утверждающая, что лишь изменения в зародышевой плазме могут передаваться по наследству; А.Вейсман называл свою концепцию неодарвинизмом… …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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