neo–Darwinism

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noun neo–Dar·win·ism \ˌnē-ō-ˈdär-wə-ˌni-zəm\

Definition of neo–Darwinism

  1. :  a theory of evolution that is a synthesis of Darwin's theory in terms of natural selection and modern population genetics

neo–Darwinist

play \ˌnē-ō-ˈdär-wə-nist\ noun

Circa 1900

First Known Use of neo–darwinism

circa 1900


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neo–Darwinism

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noun neo–Dar·win·ism \-ˈdär-wə-ˌniz-əm\

Medical Definition of neo–Darwinism

  1. :  a theory of evolution that is a synthesis of Darwin's theory in terms of natural selection and modern population genetics

neo–Darwinist

\-nəst\play noun

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