Definitions and Synonyms of theory of preformation | Another word for theory of preformation | What is theory of preformation?
Definition 1: a theory (popular in the 18th century and now discredited) that an individual develops by simple enlargement of a tiny fully formed organism (a homunculus) that exists in the germ cell - [noun denoting cognition]
Synonyms for theory of preformation in the sense of this definition
(theory of preformation is a kind of ...) a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena
"theories can incorporate facts and laws and tested hypotheses""true in fact and theory"