neo-Lamarckism

neo-Lamarckism

[nee-oh-luh-mahr-kiz-uhm]
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.

neo-Lamarckian, adjective, noun
neo-Lamarckist, noun
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Neo-Lamarckism (ˌniːəʊləˈmɑːkɪzəm)
 
n
a theory of evolution based on Lamarckism, proposing that environmental factors could lead to adaptive genetic changes
 
Neo-La'marckian
 
adj, —n

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