Definition of Lysenkoist in US English:

Lysenkoist

adjective & noun

  • See Lysenko, Trofim Denisovich

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This may be true, but it is also a feature of many other ideologies, such as Lysenkoist Stalinism, some varieties of Thomist scholasticism, and certain types of environmentalism.’
    • ‘But, though some Lysenkoist ideas were absurd, that does not mean that philosophy as such should or can be kept out of science.’
    • ‘Instead, they're seeking a Lysenkoist solution that would have politics determine courses' content.’

Pronunciation

Lysenkoist

/-kōˌist/