- of or relating to Jean de Lamarck or his theory of organic evolution.
- a person who holds this theory.
Origin of Lamarckian
Examples from the Web for lamarckian
Neither jaws nor brain can have been evolved on the Lamarckian principle.Evolution in Modern Thought
Even a Lamarckian will allow this to be within the range of possibility.Heads and Tales
He, being a Lamarckian, ascribes this to the inherited effects of use.The Making of Species
But even in the two Lamarckian factors there is a difference in grade.Evolution
Joseph Le Conte
In this controversy, however, there was another string to the Lamarckian bow.Parallel Paths
Thomas William Rolleston
- of or relating to Lamarck
- a supporter of Lamarckism
Word Origin and History for lamarckian
1846, pertaining to French botanist and zoologist J.B.P. Lamarck (1744-1829), especially his view that the process of evolution includes the inheritance of acquired characteristics.