Lamarckism

Definitions of Lamarckism
  1. noun
    a theory of organic evolution claiming that acquired characteristics are transmitted to offspring
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    types:
    Neo-Lamarckism
    a modern Lamarckian theory emphasizing the importance of environmental factors in genetic changes and retaining the notion of the inheritance of acquired characters
    type of:
    evolutionism, theory of evolution, theory of organic evolution
    (biology) a scientific theory of the origin of species of plants and animals
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