Ne`o-Dar"win*ism (?), n.
which holds natural selection, as explained by Darwin, to be the chief
factor in the evolution of plants and animals, and denies the
inheritance of acquired characters; -- esp. opposed to Neo-Lamarckism. Weismannism is an example of extreme Neo-Darwinism. -- Ne`o-Dar*win"i*an, a. &
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