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Word: acme

Definition: peak; pinnacle; highest point


Sentences Containing 'acme'

It is here manifestly impossible to select the more sterile individuals, which have already ceased to yield seeds; so that this acme of sterility, when the germen alone is effected, cannot have been gained through selection; and from the laws governing the various grades of sterility being so uniform throughout the animal and vegetable kingdoms, we may infer that the cause, whatever it may be, is the same or nearly the same in all cases.
Such changes, however, reach their acme in the so-called alternate generations of some of the lower animals.

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