preformationist


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preformationist

(ˌpriːfɔːˈmeɪʃənɪst)
n
(Biology) someone who advocates the theory of preformation
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A famous eighteenth-century illustration of the preformationist view depicts a tiny man squatting in the head of a sperm, his own head either replaced by or enclosed in an oversized bulge.
those of epigenetic development that were expanding in Germany, were not yet accepted by French biologists: most of them were still impregnated by preformationist ideas.
Preformationist and epigenetic biases in the history of the morphological character concept.