A theory of biological evolution holding that physical changes that occur in an organism through purposeful use and disuse of body parts are inherited by its offspring.
A theory of organic evolution advanced by Lamarck that claimed acquired characters can be inherited.
A theory of biological evolution holding that the changes occurring in an organism through use and disuse of its body parts in response to environmental change are inherited by its offspring.
Alternative Form of lamarckism - lamarckianism
Origin of lamarckism
- After Chevalier de Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet Lamarck
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition