Lysenkoism

noun

Ly·​sen·​ko·​ism lə-ˈseŋ-kō-ˌi-zəm How to pronounce Lysenkoism (audio)
: a biological doctrine asserting the fundamental influence of somatic and environmental factors on heredity in contradiction of orthodox genetics

Examples of Lysenkoism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But Khrushchev’s reforms provided scientists with an opportunity to voice their dissent against Lysenko in 1962, when prominent Soviet physicists Vitaly Ginzburg, Pyotr Kapitsa, Yakov Borisovich Zeldovich published a damning report of Lysenkoism. Loren R. Graham, Foreign Affairs, 29 Apr. 2016 Soviet Lysenkoism is by far the most famous case, as was discussed in The Republican War on Science; but there are many, many others. Chris Mooney, Discover Magazine, 18 Jan. 2011

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Word History

Etymology

Trofim Lysenko

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Lysenkoism was in 1948

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Medical Definition

Lysenkoism

noun
Ly·​sen·​ko·​ism lə-ˈseŋ-kō-ˌiz-əm How to pronounce Lysenkoism (audio)
: a biological doctrine asserting the fundamental influence of somatic and environmental factors on heredity in contradiction of orthodox genetics

called also Michurinism

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