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Meaning of WEISMANNISM

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Weis"mann*ism\, n. (Biol.)
The theories and teachings in regard to heredity propounded
by the German biologist August Weismann, esp. in regard to
germ plasm as the basis of heredity and the impossibility of
transmitting acquired characteristics; -- often called
{neo-Darwinism}.

 

 

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