neo-Lamarckism

noun \ ¦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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Origin and Etymology of neo-lamarckism

ne- + lamarckism


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