Definition of Lamarckian

1. Noun. A believer in Lamarckism.

Generic synonyms: Follower

2. Adjective. Of or relating to Lamarckism. "Lamarckian theories"
Derivative terms: Lamarck
Partainyms: Lamarckism

Definition of Lamarckian

1. a. Pertaining to, or involved in, the doctrines of Lamarckianism.

Definition of Lamarckian

1. Noun. A supporter or an advocate of Lamarckism. ¹

2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to Lamarckism. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lamarckian

Lallouette's pyramid
Lalmonirhat District
Lalthyrus tingitanus
Lam B
Lama guanicoe
Lama pacos
Lama peruana
Lamaze method
Lamaze method of childbirth
Lamb of God
Lamb shift
Lamb shifts

Literary usage of Lamarckian

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1. The Principles of Heredity with Some Applications by George Archdall O'Brien Reid (1905)
"The lamarckian doctrine, indeed, is certainly and obviously erroneous. ... The lamarckian doctrine is not only untrue, it is inherently improbable. ..."

2. Darwinism and the Problems of Life: A Study of Familiar Animal Life by Konrad Guenther, Joseph McCabe (1906)
"The lamarckian principle refuted by protective colours. ... Refutation of the lamarckian principle. The coat of insects cannot have arisen by use. ..."

3. Development and Evolution: Including Psychophysical Evolution, Evolution by by James Mark Baldwin (1902)
"The Evidence in favour of Use-inheritance THE evidence for the inheritance of acquired characters, called ' lamarckian' or ' use-inheritance,' in cases of ..."

4. Geological Biology: An Introduction to the Geological History of Organisms by Henry Shaler Williams (1895)
"... of the foregoing factors, acting in opposition to the hereditary tendency to adhere to the type, or ' breed true ' ' The lamarckian Theory of Evolution. ..."

5. The Foot-prints of the Creator: Or, The Asterolepis of Stromness by Hugh Miller, Louis Agassiz (1868)
"... lamarckian HYPOTHESIS OF THE ORIGIN OF PLANTS ITS CONSEQUENCES. I HAVE said that the curiously-mixed, semi-marine, semi lacustrine flora of the Lake of ..."

6. Report of the Annual Meeting (1863)
"On the Characters of the Aye-aye, as a test of the lamarckian and Darwinian Hypothesis of the Transmutation and Origin of Swedes. By Professor R. OWEN, MD, ..."

7. Darwinism To-day: A Discussion of Present-day Scientific Criticism of the by Vernon Lyman Kellogg (1907)
"... for the basis of the development of coadaptation, by invoking the lamarckian factor of the inheritance of the effects of use and functional stimuli. ..."

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