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 (vīs′män′), August Friedrich Leopold 1834-1914.
German biologist who asserted that hereditary traits are transmitted by a material substance, the germplasm, and that acquired characters cannot be inherited.


(ˈvaɪsˌmɑn, ˈwaɪs mən)

August, 1834–1914, German biologist.
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Noun1.Weismann - German biologist who was one of the founders of modern geneticsWeismann - German biologist who was one of the founders of modern genetics; his theory of genetic transmission ruled out the possibility of transmitting acquired characteristics (1834-1914)
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It was also reported that Weissmann attended former Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's election party in November 2016.
There is a definite distinction between the rustic cabins that dot the New Hampshire landscape and tiny houses, said Steve Weissmann, Tumbleweed's CEO.
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The buyer, Weissmann Equities, has plans to completely renovate the property.
The creativity that travel industry marketers and designers display to inspire travel and enhance the travel experience continues to impress our expert judges and readers," said Arnie Weissmann, editor in chief of Travel Weekly.
The first work of art you encounter when visiting the home of Charles and Juliette Weissmann is a two-metre-high steel and glass sculpture inspired by the structure of a protein.
Caldwell had glowing praise for Andrew Weissmann, calling him "an extraordinary attorney with an incomparable dedication to the pursuit of justice," others recall ethical questions that arose involving the prosecution of former Merrill Lynch employees.
It might be a cultural issue," suggests Jordan Weissmann, who summarized the report.
Gerald Weissmann, editor-in-chief of The FASEB Journal, added: "Using modified sperm to insert genetic material has the potential to be a major breakthrough not only in future research, but also in human medicine.