Meaning of neo-Darwinism
Pronunciation: (nē"ō-där'wi-niz"um), [key]
— n. Biol.
- the theory of evolution as expounded by later students of Charles Darwin, esp. Weismann, holding that natural selection accounts for evolution and denying the inheritance of acquired characters.
- any modern theory of evolution holding that species evolve by natural selection acting on genetic variation.
- neo-Darwinism (Thesaurus)