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From anti- +‎ preformationist.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /antipɹiːfɔːˈmeɪʃn̩ɪst/


antipreformationist (comparative more antipreformationist, superlative most antipreformationist)

  1. Opposed to the theory of preformationism.
    • 2001, David M Friedman, A Mind of its Own, Robert Hale 2009, p. 60:
      Leading the antipreformationist camp was William Harvey, the first scientist to correctly describe the circulation of blood.
    • 2005, Ron Amundson, The Changing Role of the Embryo in Evolutionary Thought, page 149:
      Despite his antipreformationist skepticism, he gradually became convinced both of the chromosome theory and of Mendelism by the discovery of Drosophila mutations that segregated with the sex chromosome.