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culturgen ‎(plural culturgens)

  1. One of the propagating mutating cultural units that form the subject of memetics.


Usage notes[edit]

Introduced by introduced by Charles Lumsden and Edward O. Wilson in their book Genes, Mind, and Culture: The Coevolutionary Process (1981), the term has fallen in popularity, and now the slightly older term meme (coined by Richard Dawkins in his book The Selfish Gene) is used in its stead almost universally.