Definition of transmutationist in English:


Pronunciation /-nist/


See transmutation

‘This concept made Darwin an evolutionist in a sense that does not apply to earlier transmutationists like Lamarck and Erasmus Darwin.’
  • ‘In the nineteenth century a series of scholars began to uphold not just transmutationist doctrines but theories suggestive of what eventually would become known as Darwinian natural selection.’
  • ‘In effect, they claimed, transmutation undermined the very evidence the transmutationists were using to support their case.’
  • ‘Like other transmutationists of the time, he was confident that the organism that gave rise to other forms had lived in the sea.’
  • ‘Other transmutationists included French anatomist Isidore Geoffroy Sainte Hilaire, who studied birth defects.’