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Lamarck

[luh-mahrk; French la-mark] /ləˈmɑrk; French laˈmark/
noun
1.
Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de
[zhahn ba-teest pyer ahn-twan duh maw-ne duh] /ʒɑ̃ baˈtist pyɛr ɑ̃ˈtwan də mɔˈnɛ də/ (Show IPA),
1744–1829, French naturalist: pioneer in the field of comparative anatomy.
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  • Lamarck maintains that animals and plants vary: so does Mr. Darwin.

    Evolution, Old & New Samuel Butler
  • These are the facts; let us now see how Lamarck would treat them.

    Evolution, Old & New Samuel Butler
  • The spirit of opposition does not seem to have much changed in France since Lamarck's time.

    The Mechanism of Life Stphane Leduc
  • In all of these points Lamarck is at one with modern thought.

    The Meaning of Evolution Samuel Christian Schmucker
  • But nothing more is contributed to this theory either by the doctrine of Darwin or by that of Lamarck.

  • For the factors of the transformation he refers to Lamarck's hypotheses.

    Form and Function E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
  • We have seen, that up to a certain point there is very little difference between Lamarck and Mr. Darwin.

    Evolution, Old & New Samuel Butler
  • Upon the truth of it depends of course Lamarck's whole theory.

    Form and Function E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
  • Also for more than ten years the citizen Lamarck has employed in Paris a great number of artists.

    Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution Alpheus Spring Packard
  • The name of Lamarck has been familiar to me from my youth up.

    Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution Alpheus Spring Packard
British Dictionary definitions for Lamarck

Lamarck

/French lamark/
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 La·marck (lə-märk', lä-), Chevalier de Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet. 1744-1829.

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-)   
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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