Lysenkoism[lī seŋ′kō iz′əm]
Lysenkoism definition by Webster's New World
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a repudiated doctrine based on the belief that characteristics acquired through environmental changes can be transmitted by heredity
Origin: after T. D. Lysenko (1898-1976), Soviet agronomist who promoted it
Lysenkoism definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A biological doctrine developed by Trofim Lysenko that maintains the possibility of inheriting environmentally acquired characteristics.