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Meaning of ALLELOMORPH

Pronunciation:  u'leelu`morf

 
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"
 

ALLELOMORPH is a 11 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: allele
 
 See Also: factor, gene

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Al*le"lo*morph\, n. [Gr. ? of one another + Gr. ?
form.] (Biol.)
One of the pure unit characters commonly existing singly or
in pairs in the germ cells of Mendelian hybrids, and
exhibited in varying proportion among the organisms
themselves. Allelomorphs which under certain circumstances
are themselves compound are called {hypallelomorphs}. See
{Mendel's law}. -- {Al*le`lo*mor"phic}, a.

      As we know that the several unit characters are of such
      a nature that any one of them is capable of
      independently displacing or being displaced by one or
      more alternative characters taken singly, we may
      recognize this fact by naming such characters
      allelomorphs.                            --Bateson.

 

 

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