Definition of culturgen in English:

culturgen

noun

Biology Sociology
  • In the terminology of C. J. Lumsden and E. O. Wilson: an element of behaviour or cultural artefact whose repetition or reproduction is transmissible from one generation to another and may be subject to a selective process; a cultural trait considered as a theoretical unit of cultural evolution (and thus analogous to a gene).

Origin

1980s. From culture + -gen.

Pronunciation

culturgen

/ˈkʌltʃədʒ(ə)n/