transformism

transformism

[trans-fawr-miz-uhm]
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:
1875–80; transform + -ism, modeled on French transformisme

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transformism (trænsˈfɔːmɪzəm)
 
n
a less common word for evolution, used esp to refer to the theory of evolution
 
trans'formist
 
n

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