Lamarckism

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La·marck·ism

noun \lə-ˈmär-ˌki-zəm\

Definition of LAMARCKISM

:  a theory of organic evolution asserting that environmental changes cause structural changes in animals and plants that are transmitted to offspring
La·marck·ian \-kē-ən\ adjective

Origin of LAMARCKISM

J.-B. de Monet de Lamarck
First Known Use: 1884

La·marck·ism

noun \lə-ˈmär-ˌkiz-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LAMARCKISM

: a theory of organic evolution asserting that environmental changes cause structural changes in animals and plants that are transmitted to offspring

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