Try Our Apps


Avoid these words. Seriously.

modern synthesis

noun, Biology.
a consolidation of the results of various lines of investigation from the 1920s through the 1950s that supported and reconciled the Darwinian theory of evolution and the Mendelian laws of inheritance in terms of natural selection acting on genetic variation. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for modern synthesis
Historical Examples
  • Each had been worked out separately; but both were needed for the modern synthesis.

    Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3 John Addington Symonds

Word of the Day

Nearby words for modern synthesis

Word Value for modern

Scrabble Words With Friends