Lysenkoism

Lysenkoism

[li-seng-koh-iz-uhm]
noun
a genetic doctrine formulated by Lysenko and asserting that acquired characteristics are inheritable.

Origin:
1945–50; named after T. D. Lysenko; see -ism

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Lysenkoism (lɪˈsɛŋkəʊˌɪzəm)
 
n
a form of Neo-Lamarckism advocated by Lysenko, emphasizing the importance of the inheritance of acquired characteristics

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