One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Weismann's term for: each of the chromatin bodies in the nucleus of a reproductive cell, regarded as an aggregation of units of heredity.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Edward Bagnall Poulton (1856–1943), zoologist. From German Idant from Id + -ant, arbitrary suffix.
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