Lysenkoism

[ li-seng-koh-iz-uhm ]
/ lɪˈsɛŋ koʊˌɪz əm /

noun

a genetic doctrine formulated by Lysenko and asserting that acquired characteristics are inheritable.

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Origin of Lysenkoism

1945–50; named after T. D. Lysenko; see -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for Lysenkoism

Lysenkoism
/ (lɪˈsɛŋkəʊˌɪzəm) /

noun

a form of Neo-Lamarckism advocated by Lysenko, emphasizing the importance of the inheritance of acquired characteristics
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