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pangenesis

[pan-jen-uh-sis] /pænˈdʒɛn ə sɪs/
noun, Biology
1.
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
1868; pan- + genesis; term introduced by Charles Darwin
Related forms
pangenetic
[pan-juh-net-ik] /ˌpæn dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
pangenetically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for pangenesis

pangenesis

/pænˈdʒɛnɪsɪs/
noun
1.
a former theory of heredity, that each body cell produces hereditary particles that circulate in the blood before collecting in the reproductive cells See also blastogenesis (sense 1)
Derived Forms
pangenetic (ˌpændʒəˈnɛtɪk) adjective
pangenetically, adverb
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