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Pangenesis

Definition noun A hypothetical mechanism for heredity proposed by Charles Darwin in which it holds that gemmules are shed... Read More

Gemmule

Definition noun, plural: gemmules (botany) A small gemma; a bud produced by gemmation. (zoology) A mass of cell capable of... Read More

Heredity

Reviewed by: Mary Anne Clark, PhD Heredity Definition In biology, heredity refers to the passing of genetic... Read More

Atavism

Definition noun, plural: atavisms (1) A reversion, or an individual reverting, to an earlier type; an evolutionary... Read More