Definition of Lysenko, Trofim Denisovich in English:

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Lysenko, Trofim Denisovich

Pronunciation: /līˈsenkō/ /liˈsyenkə/
(1898–1976), Soviet biologist and geneticist. An adherent of Lamarck’s theory of evolution by the inheritance of acquired characteristics, he dominated Soviet genetics for many years.

Derivatives

Lysenkoist

Pronunciation: /-kōˌist/
adjective noun
Example sentences
  • In fact this is quite different from the Scopes trial where the pro-science counsel made quite a mess of things and it was left to the Judiciary to prevent a Lysenkoist denunciation.
  • Instead, they're seeking a Lysenkoist solution that would have politics determine courses' content.
  • But, though some Lysenkoist ideas were absurd, that does not mean that philosophy as such should or can be kept out of science.
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