ovist


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ovist

(ˈəʊvɪst)
n
(Biology) (formerly) a person who believes that the ovum contains all material required for development of the embryo
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This "ovist" view of reproduction, however, was "almost uniformly rejected" once sperm was observed and recognized as the male analogue to the egg.
Without ascribing to them any of the positions here taken, I especially acknowledge Eric Hirsch, Krista Ovist, and Christina Toren for constructive engagement with the development of this paper.
Only in one instance did I detect an overly zealous feminist reading: Gelbart makes the point in passing that du Coudray was an ovist (believing that humans exist preformed within the woman's eggs, not in the man's sperm) and sees this as properly progressive.
Swammerdam was a committed ovist who deduced from his work on silkworms and other insects that humans existed fully formed, albeit in miniature, inside maternal ova.
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