neo-Dar·​win·​ian ˌnē-ō-där-ˈwi-nē-ən How to pronounce neo-Darwinian (audio)
: of or relating to neo-Darwinism
neo-Darwinian noun

Examples of neo-Darwinian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rosenberg and her colleagues have found evidence for a mechanism--a set of enzymes responsible for recombining bacterial DNA--that could produce Cairns’s Lamarckian results in a neo-Darwinian way. Sarah Richardson, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of neo-Darwinian was in 1895

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“Neo-Darwinian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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neo-Dar·​win·​ian -där-ˈwin-ē-ən How to pronounce neo-Darwinian (audio)
: of or relating to neo-Darwinism
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