mendelism


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Related to mendelism: Mendel's law, Mendelian genetics

men·del·ism

(men'del-izm),
The hereditary principles of single gene traits derived from laws set forth by Gregor Mendel.

Mendelism

(mĕn′dl-ĭz′əm) also

Mendelianism

(mĕn-dē′lē-ə-nĭz′əm)
n.
The theoretical principles of heredity formulated by Gregor Mendel; Mendel's laws.

mendelism

[men′dəliz′əm]
Etymology: Gregor J. Mendel, Austrian geneticist, 1822-1884
the concept of inheritance derived from the application of Mendel's laws. Also called mendelianism. mendelian, adj.

mendelism

An obsolete term for:
(1) Mendelian genetics; 
(2) Mendelian inheritance;
(3) Mendelian law;
(4) Mendelian principles;
(5) Mendelian theory.
 
The differences among terms related to the work of Gregor Mendel (regarded as the father of genetics) reflect context and semantics.
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Painting a nuanced picture of intellectual, economic, ideological, and political life in the Soviet Union of the 1930s and 1940s, the book demonstrates how the rhetorics of Lysenkoism and Mendelism interacted with Stalinist culture in the fight for dominating Soviet science.
One may readily point to Lysenko's notorious suppression of Mendelism in the former Soviet Union.