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transformism

[trans-fawr-miz-uh m] /trænsˈfɔr mɪz əm/
noun, Biology
1.
the doctrine of gradual transformation of one species into another by descent with modification through many generations.
2.
such transformation itself.
3.
any doctrine or instance of evolution.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; transform + -ism, modeled on French transformisme
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British Dictionary definitions for transformism

transformism

/trænsˈfɔːmɪzəm/
noun
1.
a less common word for evolution, used esp to refer to the theory of evolution
Derived Forms
transformist, noun
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