Meaning of Morganism in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmɔːɡənɪz(ə)m/ /ˈmɔːɡ(ə)nɪz(ə)m/


historical Biology
  • Mendelian genetics as propounded by T. H. Morgan, incorporating a theory of the gene that is now generally accepted; specifically classical genetics as practised in the Soviet Union and other communist countries in the mid 20th century, especially as the object of polemical opposition by proponents of Lysenkoism.


1930s. From the name of Thomas Hunt Morgan + -ism, probably after Russian morganizm.