Lamarckism



[luh-mahr-kiz-uh m] /ləˈmɑr kɪz əm/

noun
1.
the Lamarckian theory that characteristics acquired by habit, use, or disuse may be passed on to future generations through inheritance.
/lɑːˈmɑːkɪzəm/
noun
1.
the theory of organic evolution proposed by Lamarck, based on the principle that characteristics of an organism modified during its lifetime are inheritable See also acquired characteristic, Neo-Lamarckism

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