Lysenkoism

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Etymology[edit]

From the name of Trofim Lysenko, and -ism.

Noun[edit]

Lysenkoism (uncountable)

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  1. (historical) The doctrine that maintained that environmentally acquired characteristics could be inherited.
  2. The use of pseudoscience in furtherance of an ideology.

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