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Medical Term:

darwinian theory

 

Definition: the theory of the origin of species and of the development of higher organisms from lower forms through natural selection (survival of the fittest in the struggle for existence), and of the evolution of humans and apes from a common ancestor.

See Also: darwinian evolution

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