Neo-Lamarckism

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Neo-Lamarckism

(nē′ō-lə-mär′kĭz′əm)
n.
A theory of the late 1800s and early 1900s, based on Lamarckism, that adaptive characteristics acquired by an organism during its lifetime could be inherited by its offspring.

Ne′o-La·marck′i·an (-mär′kē-ən) adj. & n.