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[nee-oh-luh-mahr-kiz-uh m] /ˌni oʊ ləˈmɑr kɪz əm/
noun, Biology
Lamarckism as expounded by later biologists who hold especially that some acquired characters of organisms may be inherited by descendants, but that natural selection also is a factor in evolution.
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neo-Lamarckian, adjective, noun
neo-Lamarckist, noun Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for neo lamarckian


a theory of evolution based on Lamarckism, proposing that environmental factors could lead to adaptive genetic changes
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Neo-Lamarckian, adjective, noun
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