Lamarckian

Lamarckian

[luh-mahr-kee-uhn]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Jean de Lamarck or his theory of organic evolution.
noun
2.
a person who holds this theory.

Origin:
1840–50; Lamarck + -ian

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Lamarckian (lɑːˈmɑːkɪən)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to Lamarck
 
n
2.  a supporter of Lamarckism

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Lamarckian
1846, of or pertaining to Fr. botanist and zoologist J.B.P. Lamarck (1744-1829), especially his view that the process of evolution includes the inheritance of acquired characteristics.
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