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Meaning of ALLELE

Pronunciation:  u'leel

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  one of two alternate forms of a gene that can have the same locus on homologous chromosomes and are responsible for alternative traits; "some alleles are dominant over others"
 

ALLELE is a 6 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: allelomorph
 
 See Also: factor, gene

 

 

Glossary
 
 Definition: 
  1. Alternative form of a genetic locus; a single allele for each locus is inherited from each parent (e.g., at a locus for eye color the allele might result in blue or brown eyes).
  2. an alternate form of a gene.
 

 

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