pan genesis

pangenesis

[pan-jen-uh-sis]
noun Biology.
the theory that a reproductive cell contains gemmules or invisible germs that were derived from the individual cells from every part of the organism and that these gemmules are the bearers of hereditary attributes.

Origin:
1868; pan- + genesis; term introduced by Charles Darwin

pangenetic [pan-juh-net-ik] , adjective
pangenetically, adverb
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pangenesis (pænˈdʒɛnɪsɪs)
 
n
See also blastogenesis a former theory of heredity, that each body cell produces hereditary particles that circulate in the blood before collecting in the reproductive cells
 
pangenetic
 
adj
 
pange'netically
 
adv

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