Pangenesis

Pangenesis was Charles Darwin`s hypothetical mechanism for heredity. He presented this `provisional hypothesis` in his 1868 work The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication and felt that it brought `together a multitude of facts which are at present left disconnected by any efficient cause`. The etymology of the word comes from th...
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Pangenesis

• (n.) An hypothesis advanced by Darwin in explanation of heredity.
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pangenesis

<biology> An hypothesis advanced by Darwin in explanation of heredity. ... The theory rests on the assumption, that the whole organization, in the sense of every separate atom or unit, reproduces itself, the cells throwing off minute granules called gemmules, which circulate freely throughout the system and multiply by subdivision. These gemm...
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pangenesis

(from the article `evolution`) ...inheritance` proposed that offspring merely struck an average between the characteristics of their parents. But as Darwin became aware, blending ... ...( 460– 375 ), known as the father of medicine, believed in the inheritance of acquired characteristics, and, to account for this, he devised t...
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Pangenesis

Pan·gen'e·sis noun [ Pan- + genesis .] (Biol.) An hypothesis advanced by Darwin in explanation of heredity. » The theory rests on the assumption, that the whole organization, in the sense of every separate atom or unit, reproduces itself, the cells throwing off minute granul...
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Pangenesis

an incorrect theory of heredity; each cell produces hereditary particles that circulate in the blood and eventually collect and are incorporated into reproductive cells to be passed onto offspring
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