Definition of recapitulationist in English:

recapitulationist

noun

Biology
  • An adherent of the theory of recapitulation. Now historical.

adjective

Biology
  • Designating the theory of recapitulation; characteristic of or relating to this theory or its adherents.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Louis Miall (1842–1921). From recapitulation + -ist.

Pronunciation

recapitulationist

/ˌriːkəˌpɪtʃʊˈleɪʃ(ə)nɪst//ˌriːkəˌpɪtjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)nɪst//ˌriːkəˌpɪtʃʊˈleɪʃənɪst/