Lamarckism

noun
La·​marck·​ism | \ lə-ˈmär-ˌki-zəm How to pronounce Lamarckism (audio) \

Definition of Lamarckism

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

Other Words from Lamarckism

Lamarckian \ lə-​ˈmär-​kē-​ən How to pronounce Lamarckian (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of Lamarckism

1884, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Lamarckism

J.-B. de Monet de Lamarck

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The first known use of Lamarckism was in 1884

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“Lamarckism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lamarckism. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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Lamarckism

noun
La·​marck·​ism | \ lə-ˈmär-ˌkiz-əm How to pronounce Lamarckism (audio) \

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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