ovism definition

  • noun:
    • The belief held by ovists.
    • The old concept the egg offers the whole embryo of the future system additionally the germs of most subsequent offsprings and it is just awakened to activity by the spermatozo√∂n; -- against spermism or animalculism.
    • The doctrine that the egg contains all the body organs of the future animal. See incasement.

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