Lysenkoism

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Ly·sen·ko·ism

 (lĭ-sĕng′kō-ĭz′əm)
n.
A biological doctrine championed by Trofim Lysenko that maintained that environmentally induced traits could be inherited and that rejected the principles of genetics and natural selection.
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Lysenkoism

(lɪˈsɛŋkəʊˌɪzəm)
n
(Genetics) a form of Neo-Lamarckism advocated by Lysenko, emphasizing the importance of the inheritance of acquired characteristics
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Ly•sen•ko•ism

(lɪˈsɛŋ koʊˌɪz əm)

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

the theories of the 20th-century Russian geneticist Trofim Lysenko, who argued that somatic and environmental factors have a greater influence on heredity than orthodox genetics has found demonstrable; now generally discredited.
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