Definition of Weismann, August in English:

Weismann, August

proper noun

  • (1834–1914), German biologist, one of the founders of modern genetics; full name August Friedrich Leopold Weismann. He expounded the theory of germ plasm, which ruled out the transmission of acquired characteristics, and suggested that variability in individuals came from the recombination of chromosomes during reproduction.


Weismann, August

/German ˈvaɪsman//ˈvʌɪsmən/