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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