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General dictionaries General (19 matching dictionaries)
  1. preformation: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. preformation: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. preformation: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. preformation: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. preformation: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. preformation: Wordnik [home, info]
  7. preformation: Wiktionary [home, info]
  8. preformation: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  9. preformation: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  10. preformation: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  11. Preformation: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  12. Preformation: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  13. preformation: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  14. preformation: Rhymezone [home, info]
  15. Preformation: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  16. preformation: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  17. preformation: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  18. preformation: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  19. preformation: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. preformation: online medical dictionary [home, info]
  2. Preformation: Hypermedia Glossary Of Genetic Terms [home, info]
  3. preformation: Medical dictionary [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (preformation)

noun:  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

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