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Lamarck

[luh-mahrk; French la-mark]
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noun
  1. Jean Bap·tiste Pierre An·toine de Mo·net de [zhahn ba-teest pyer ahn-twan duh maw-ne duh] /ʒɑ̃ baˈtist pyɛr ɑ̃ˈtwan də mɔˈnɛ də/, 1744–1829, French naturalist: pioneer in the field of comparative anatomy.
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Examples from the Web for lamarck

Historical Examples

  • Lamarck should have been the founder of the evolution theory.

    The Meaning of Evolution

    Samuel Christian Schmucker

  • In all of these points Lamarck is at one with modern thought.

    The Meaning of Evolution

    Samuel Christian Schmucker

  • The whole theory of Lamarck was based on the assumption that this could be done.

    The Meaning of Evolution

    Samuel Christian Schmucker

  • I may be permitted a remark as to Darwin's attitude towards Lamarck.

  • He praises the "ever memorable Lamarck," because he laid so much stress on the "will to live."


British Dictionary definitions for lamarck

Lamarck

noun
  1. Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet (ʒɑ̃ batist pjɛr ɑ̃twan də mɔnɛ), Chevalier de Lamarck. 1744–1829, French naturalist. He outlined his theory of organic evolution (Lamarckism) in Philosophie Zoologique (1809)
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lamarck in Medicine

Lamarck

(lə-märk, lä-)Chevalier de Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet 1744-1829
  1. French naturalist noted for his theories on evolution by adaptative modification and for classifying animals into vertebrates and invertebrates.
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lamarck in Science

Lamarck

[lə-märk, lä-]
  1. French naturalist who introduced the taxonomic distinction between vertebrates and invertebrates. His theory that the acquired characteristics of a species could be inherited by later generations was a forerunner to Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, although it was eventually discredited.
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