pangenesis definition

  • noun:
    • A theory of heredity recommended by Charles Darwin for which gemmules containing hereditary information out of every part of the human anatomy coalesce when you look at the gonads and are usually incorporated into the reproductive cells.
    • A mechanism for heredity recommended by Charles Darwin well before the real process ended up being discovered, in accordance with that your cells associated with human body shed "gemmules" which collect in the reproductive body organs ahead of fertilization.
    • An hypothesis advanced level by Darwin in description of heredity.
    • A provisional hypothesis higher level by Darwin to spell out the phenomena of reproduction in organisms.

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