Lysenkoism

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Lysenkoism

(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.
A pseudoscientific doctrine based on Lamarckism, espoused by Russian geneticist TD Lysenko, which formed the basis of Soviet genetics from 1932 to 1965