\ ¦nē(ˌ)ō+ \
variants: or Neo-Lamarckism

Definition of neo-Lamarckism

: a modern theory of evolution based on Lamarckism and retaining the fundamental concept that acquired characters are inherited: such as
a : the theory that evolution results from the action of natural selection upon acquired characters
b : the theory that evolutionary change is the direct product of the interaction of organism and environment — compare neo-darwinism

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“Neo-Lamarckism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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