from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Darwinism as modified by the findings of modern genetics.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The theory which holds natural selection, as explained by Darwin, to be the chief factor in the evolution of plants and animals, and denies the inheritance of acquired characters; -- esp. opposed to
Neo-Lamarckism. Weismannism is an example of extreme Neo-Darwinism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. New or modified Darwinism; specifically, the doctrine or opinion that the survival of the fittest, in the struggle for existence, is an all-sufficient account of the origin of species, as contrasted with Darwin's opinion that natural selection is an important, but not the exclusive means of modification.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a modern Darwinian theory that explains new species in terms of genetic mutations
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