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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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Preformation suggests that "nothing more," writes the Abbe Pluche in his 1732 Spectacle de la nature, "will be produced in all the ages to follow .
Plasma insulin decrease causes lipolysis activation from adipose tissue, free fatty acides intensity increase and simultaneously with insulin decrease, glucagon will increase, so this changes is simultaneous while exercising causes more ketogenz activity and liver load and create changes in cholesterol preformation.
They address preformation, including the drug solubility and stability, thermodynamics, rheological aspects of formulation, interfacial science, bioavailability, and mathematical, statistical, and design-of-experiment concepts.
Il y a eu plusieurs acquis: une equipe jeune et competitive, un centre de preformation qui va bientot demarrer, et un stade equipe desormais d'un systeme d'eclairage[beaucoup plus grand que], a-t-il souligne.
To defend the notion of the creation of the Crusades, a number of scholars have embraced the idea of preformation.
Heteroblasty and preformation in mayapple, Podophyllum peltatum (Berberidaceae): Developmental flexibility and morphological constraint.
72) For a brief introduction on the history of preformation, see Ernst Mayr, The Growth of Biological Thought: Diversity, Evolution, and Inheritance (Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press, 1982), 106,645.
preformation, generatio aequivoca, and epigenesis) concerning the generation and development of organisms.
The Modern Era: Preformation and Genetic Determinism C.
Neanmoins ma preformation philosophique m'obligeait a constater qu'en amont une question onto-epistemologique restait sans reponse.
The story of the Homunculus is based on the popular idea of preformation, which prevailed for a long time.
Caspar Friedrich Wolff's contribution to the concepts of epigenesis versus those of preformation had been the most significant progress towards modern embryology at the end of the 18th century (Perrin and Dupont 2003, Wolff 1768).
Second, in the whole of The Book of Nature, [nombre ingles de la Bybel der Natuure o Biblia de la Naturaleza] Swadermmam makes only two passing remarks relating his view of preformation to his religious convictions.
Other regulatory genes (sections or provisions) include section 111 (captioned, "Operating Agreement; Effect on Limited Liability Company and Persons Becoming Members' Preformation Agreement") (172) and section 112 (captioned, "Operating Agreement; Effect on Third Parties and Relationship to Records Effective on Behalf of Limited Liability Company").
This is a good reminder of how long ago the waxes were produced, when epigenesis had yet to fully overcome the idea of preformation.