Lamarckism as expounded by later biologists who hold especially that some acquired characters of organisms may be inherited by descendants, but that natural selection also is a factor in evolution.
- ne·o-La·marck·i·an, adjective, noun
- ne·o-La·marck·ist, noun
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How to use neo-Lamarckism in a sentence
There, to our thinking, is one of the most solid positions of neo-Lamarckism.
That is to say that neo-Lamarckism is no more able than any other form of evolutionism to solve the problem.
So we come to the only one of the present forms of evolution which remains for us to mention, viz., neo-Lamarckism.
British Dictionary definitions for Neo-Lamarckism
a theory of evolution based on Lamarckism, proposing that environmental factors could lead to adaptive genetic changes
- Neo-Lamarckian, adjective, noun
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