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pangenesis

(păn-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs)
n.
A theory of heredity proposed by Charles Darwin in which gemmules containing hereditary information from every part of the body coalesce in the gonads and are incorporated into the reproductive cells.

pan′ge·net′ic (-jə-nĕt′ĭk) adj.
pan′ge·net′i·cal·ly adv.
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pangenesis

(păn″jĕn′ĕ-sĭs) [Gr. pan, all, + genesis, generation, birth]
The discredited hypothesis that each cell of the parent is represented by a particle in the reproductive cell, and thus each part of the organism reproduces itself in the progeny.
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