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Lamarckism

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noun La·marck·ism \lə-ˈmär-ˌki-zəm\

Definition of Lamarckism

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

La·marck·ian play \-kē-ən\ adjective


Origin of lamarckism

J.-B. de Monet de Lamarck


First Known Use: 1884


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Lamarckism

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noun La·marck·ism \lə-ˈmär-ˌkiz-əm\

Medical Definition of Lamarckism

  1. :  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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