use inheritance


Definition of use inheritance

: supposed inheritance by offspring of characters acquired by the parent through use or disuse of structures — compare lamarckism

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First Known Use of use inheritance

1890, in the meaning defined above

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“Use inheritance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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