[ li-seng-koh-iz-uh m ]
/ lɪˈsɛŋ koʊˌɪz əm /


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for lysenkoism

/ (lɪˈsɛŋkəʊˌɪzəm) /


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