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Word: prototype

Definition: original work used as a model by others


Sentences Containing 'prototype'

They believe that every race which breeds true, let the distinctive characters be ever so slight, has had its wild prototype.
Professor Pictet, in his excellent Review of this work, in commenting on early transitional forms, and taking birds as an illustration, cannot see how the successive modifications of the anterior limbs of a supposed prototype could possibly have been of any advantage.

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