Lysenkoism

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Lysenkoism

[lī′seŋ·kō‚iz·əm]
(biology)
A pseudoscientific theory that flourished in the Soviet Union from the early 1930s to the mid-1960s; advocated by T. D. Lysenko, who called it agrobiology, it was claimed to be a revolutionary fusion of agronomy and biological science, and it opposed traditional biology and the gene concept but supported the inheritance of acquired characteristics.