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Weis•mann•ism



Pronunciation: (vīs'män-iz"um), [key]
n. Biol.
the theories of heredity as expounded by Weismann, esp. the theory that all inheritable characteristics are carried in the germ plasm, and that acquired characteristics cannot be inherited.

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