Definition of Lamarckism

1. Noun. A theory of organic evolution claiming that acquired characteristics are transmitted to offspring.




Definition of Lamarckism

1. n. The theory that structural variations, characteristic of species and genera, are produced in animals and plants by the direct influence of physical environments, and esp., in the case of animals, by effort, or by use or disuse of certain organs.

Definition of Lamarckism

1. Noun. The theory that structural variations, characteristic of species and genera, are produced in animals and plants by the direct influence of physical environments, and especially, in the case of animals, by effort, or by use or disuse of certain organs. ¹

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Medical Definition of Lamarckism

1. The theory that structural variations, characteristic of species and genera, are produced in animals and plants by the direct influence of physical environments, and especially, in the case of animals, by effort, or by use or disuse of certain organs. Origin: From Lamarck, a distinguished French naturalist. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Lamarckism

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1. Glimpses of the Cosmos by Lester Frank Ward (1915)
"[Advertisement of Neo-Darwinism and Neo-lamarckism] History.—When I received my 200 reprints of the address, March 27, 1891, I wrote to Mr. Hodges, ..."

2. The Science and Philosophy of the Organism: The Gifford Lectures Delivered by Hans Driesch (1908)
"THE PRINCIPLES OF lamarckism. As the word " Darwinism" does not signify the ... lamarckism is generally regarded as reducing all organic diversities to ..."

3. Development and Evolution: Including Psychophysical Evolution, Evolution by by James Mark Baldwin (1902)
"... AND ORGANIC SELECTION 1 § I. Criticisms of Neo-Darwinism and Neo-lamarckism ADMITTING the possible truth of either of the current doctrines of heredity, ..."

4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1894)
"NEO-lamarckism AND NEO-DARWINISM.1 BY LH BAILEY. It is difficult to accept the hypothesis of organic evolution in the abstract. In the first place, ..."

5. Darwinism To-day: A Discussion of Present-day Scientific Criticism of the by Vernon Lyman Kellogg (1907)
"But even were the inheritance of acquired characters now an established fact, or if it should come to be one, it must lamarckism be kept in mind that ..."

6. The History of Creation, Or, the Development of the Earth and Its by Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel, Edwin Ray Lankester (1892)
"Darwinism (Theory of Selection) and lamarckism (Theory of Descent).— The Process of Artificial Breeding.—Selection of the Different Individuals for ..."

7. Report of the Annual Meeting (1896)
"A Discussion on Neo-lamarckism was opened by Professor LLOYD- MORGAN. The following Reports and Papers were read :— 2. ..."

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