Meaning of neo-Lamarckism

ne•o-La•marck•ism

Pronunciation: (nē"ō-lu-mär'kiz-um), [key]
— n. Biol.
  1. Lamarckism as expounded by later biologists who hold esp. that some acquired characters of organisms may be inherited by descendants, but that natural selection also is a factor in evolution.
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