Lamarckian
Lamarckian La*marck"i*an, a. Pertaining to, or involved in, the doctrines of Lamarckianism. [1913 Webster]

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  • Lamarckian — 1846, pertaining to French botanist and zoologist J.B.P. Lamarck (1744 1829), especially his view that the process of evolution includes the inheritance of acquired characteristics …   Etymology dictionary

  • Lamarckian — [lə märk′ē ən] adj. of Lamarck or Lamarckism n. an adherent of Lamarckism …   English World dictionary

  • Lamarckian — 1. noun A supporter or an advocate of Lamarckism. Even after Darwin began publishing, Spencer remained a Lamarckian, a disciple of an earlier advocate of evolution who believed organisms could pass on acquired characteristics to their offspring.… …   Wiktionary

  • Lamarckian — I noun a believer in Lamarckism • Hypernyms: ↑follower II adjective of or relating to Lamarckism Lamarckian theories • Pertains to noun: ↑Lamarckism …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lamarckian — adjective see Lamarckism …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Lamarckian — /leuh mahr kee euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Jean de Lamarck or his theory of organic evolution. n. 2. a person who holds this theory. [1840 50; LAMARCK + IAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • Lamarckian — La·marck·ian lə mär kē ən adj of or relating to Lamarckism La·marck lä märk Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de (1744 1829) French botanist and biologist. Lamarck produced voluminous botanical writings and also made substantial contributions …   Medical dictionary

  • Lamarckian — adj. of or pertaining to the theories developed by the French naturalist Jean de Lamarck …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lamarckian — la·marck·ian …   English syllables

  • Lamarckian — La•marck•i•an [[t]ləˈmɑr ki ən[/t]] adj. 1) bio of or pertaining to Jean de Lamarck or Lamarckism 2) bio an advocate of Lamarckism • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

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