neo-Darwinism

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From neo- +‎ Darwinism.

Noun[edit]

neo-Darwinism (uncountable)

  1. The modern synthesis of Charles Darwin's theory of natural selection with the modern genetic understanding of heredity.
    • 2012, Colin Tudge, ‘Selectioneering’, Literary Journal, June 2012:
      Now his ideas have been neatly combined with those of Gregor Mendel, and the overall narrative – known as ‘neo-Darwinism’ – seems complete.