Lamarck-jean-baptiste-pierre-antoine-de-monet meaning

lə-märk', lä-
French naturalist who developed an evolutionary theory that is now largely discredited.
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French naturalist who introduced the taxonomic distinction between vertebrates and invertebrates. His theory that the acquired characteristics of a species could be inherited by later generations was a forerunner to Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, although it was eventually discredited.
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