Ne`o-La*marck"ism, n. (Biol.)

Lamarckism as revived, modified, and expounded by recent biologists, esp. as maintaining that the offspring inherits characters acquired by the parent from change of environment, use or disuse of parts, etc.; -- opposed to Neo-Darwinism. -- Ne`o-La*marck"i*an, a. & n.

 

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