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stirp

[sturp] /stɜrp/
noun, Anthropology
1.
a line of descendants from a common ancestor.
Origin of stirp
1495-1505
1495-1505; < Latin stirp-, stem of stirps stirps
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  • The continuity of germ plasm (stirp of Galton), like Darwins selection, is a fact, not a theory.

    Darwinism and Race Progress John Berry Haycraft
  • For figures or descriptions of four-leaved shamrocks the reader is referred to Lobel, 'stirp.

    Vegetable Teratology Maxwell T. Masters
  • Dogging at a theory of heredity which will reconcile Darwin's gemmules, Weismann's germ-plasm, and Galton's stirp.

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