from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to Lamarckism.
- n. A supporter of Lamarckism.
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- n. A supporter or an advocate of Lamarckism.
- adj. Of or pertaining to Lamarckism.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to, or involved in, the doctrines of Lamarckianism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the French naturalist Lamarck. See Lamarckism.
- n. One who holds the Lamarckian theory. See Lamarckism.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to Lamarckism
- n. a believer in Lamarckism
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Of all the benefits, real or imaginary, of a robust vocabulary, perhaps the most appealing is that vocabulary is heritable — that you can pass it along to your children like an acquired trait in Lamarckian evolution.
The orchestra has an institutional affinity for Berlioz that somehow gets passed down in Lamarckian fashion, but Les Troyens is a horse of a different color, as it were; the performance seemed to mark the transition from Levine's honeymoon period into a new era at the BSO.
He incorporated so-called Lamarckian ideas into his work, but he never quite cracked the nut of heredity.
American school, have advocated more and more strongly the importance of what may be called the Lamarckian factors of evolution, -- the inherited effects of increased or diminished use of organs, the direct influence of the environment, and so forth.
The so-called Lamarckian theory, for instance, cannot be brought to bear upon the facts at all; and on the theory of special creation it is unintelligible why the phenomena of protective colouring should be of such general occurrence.
Several scientists have also noted that prion-dependent phenotypes raise the very real possibility of specific direct environmental induction of a heritable phenotypic trait, a kind of Lamarckian evolution, or pre-programmed phenotypic switch 2-4,6,8,12.
Although of course, heredity in Tolkien is some kind of Lamarckian-Lysenkoist notion - it's very obvious that acquired traits are inherited in Tolkien's Middle-Earth, so the fear of
Interestingly, the Darwinian and Lamarckian worldviews are intersecting in 2010.
This means that a Lamarckian shift in brain wiring will almost certainly result in a seriously suboptimal configuration unlikely to thrive individually or collectively.
In the second phase, the community rapidly developed complexity through the frictionless exchange of novelty enabled by the genetic code, a dynamic we recognize to be patently Lamarckian (19).