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A theory of the late 1800s and early 1900s, based on Lamarckism, that adaptive characteristics acquired by an organism during its lifetime could be inherited by its offspring.
Ne′o-La·marck′i·an (-mär′kē-ən) adj. & n.
(Biology) a theory of evolution based on Lamarckism, proposing that environmental factors could lead to adaptive genetic changes
ˌNeo-Laˈmarckian adj, n
a modern theory based on Lamarckism that states that acquired characteristics are inherited. — Neo-Lamarckian, n., adj.See also: Evolution
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|Noun||1.||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|
Lamarckism - a theory of organic evolution claiming that acquired characteristics are transmitted to offspring