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.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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