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Weis·mann(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.
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Weis•mann(ˈvaɪsˌmɑn, ˈwaɪs mən)
August, 1834–1914, German biologist.
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|Noun||1.||Weismann - 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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