neo-Darwinism(redirected from Neo-Darwinist)
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Darwinism as modified by the findings of modern genetics.
Ne′o-Dar·win′i·an (-där-wĭn′ē-ən) adj.
(Biology) the modern version of the Darwinian theory of evolution, which incorporates the principles of genetics to explain how inheritable variations can arise by mutation
ˌNeo-Darˈwinian adj, n
ne•o-Dar•win•ism(ˌni oʊˈdɑr wɪˌnɪz əm)
a modification of Darwin's theory of evolution holding that species evolve by natural selection acting on genetic variation.
the theory that maintains natural selection to be the major factor in plant and animal evolution and denies the possibility of inheriting acquired characteristics. — Neo-Darwinist, n., adj. — Neo-Darwinian, n., adj.See also: Evolution