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A preformationist who believed in the concept of spermism. Compare: ovist.
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The ovists and the spermists, she insists, were on to something important.
Pinto-Correia avoids a chronological account of the development of preformation, rather structuring the book around each of the challenges to preformation in general, illustrating how ovists and spermists responded differently.