j. baptiste p.a. de m. de lamarck

Lamarck

[luh-mahrk; French la-mark]
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Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de [zhahn ba-teest pyer ahn-twan duh maw-ne duh] , 1744–1829, French naturalist: pioneer in the field of comparative anatomy.
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Lamarck (French lamark)
 
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Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet (ʒɑ̃ batist pjɛr ɑ̃twan də mɔnɛ), Chevalier de Lamarck. 1744--1829, French naturalist. He outlined his theory of organic evolution (Lamarckism) in Philosophie Zoologique (1809)

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Lamarck La·marck (lə-märk', lä-), Chevalier de Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet. 1744-1829.

French naturalist noted for his theories on evolution by adaptative modification and for classifying animals into vertebrates and invertebrates.

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Lamarck   (lə-märk', lä-)  Pronunciation Key 
French naturalist who introduced the taxonomic distinction between vertebrates and invertebrates. His theory that the acquired characteristics of a species could be inherited by later generations was a forerunner to Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, although it was eventually discredited.
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