incasement theory


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pre·for·ma·tion the·o·ry

archaic theory that the embryo was fully formed in miniature within a gamete at the time of conception.
See also: homunculus. Compare: epigenesis.
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incasement theory

A long-obsolete theory that the embryo is fully formed in miniature within the gamete at the time of conception; preformation theory.
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