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Meaning of LINKAGE

Pronunciation:  'lingkij

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of linking things together
  2. [n]  a mechanical system of rods or springs or pivots that transmits power or motion
  3. [n]  (genetics) traits that tend to be inherited together as a consequence of an association between their genes; all of the genes of a given chromosome are linked (where one goes they all go)
  4. [n]  an associative relation
 

LINKAGE is a 7 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: gene linkage
 
 See Also: attachment, connectedness, connection, connexion, fastening, hereditary pattern, inheritance, link, mechanical system, nexus

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Link"age\ (l[i^][ng]k"[asl]j; 48), n.
1. The act of linking; the state of being linked; also, a
   system of links.

2. (Chem.) Manner of linking or of being linked; -- said of
   the union of atoms or radicals in the molecule.

3. (Geom.) A system of straight lines or bars, fastened
   together by joints, and having certain of their points
   fixed in a plane. It is used to describe straight lines
   and curves in the plane.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The proximity of two or more markers (e.g., genes, RFLP markers) on a chromosome; the closer together the markers are, the lower the probability that they will be separated during DNA repair or replication processes (binary fission in prokaryotes, mitosis or meiosis in eukaryotes), and hence the greater the probability that they will be inherited together.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: 
  1. The frequency of coinheritance of a pair of genes and/or genetic markers, which provides a measure of their physical proximity to one another on a chromosome.
  2. The proximity of two or more markers (e.g., genes, RFLP markers) on a chromosome; the closer the markers, the lower the probability that they will be separated during DNA repair or replication processes (binary fission in prokaryotes, mitosis or meiosis in eukaryotes), and hence the greater the probability that they will be inherited together.
  3. the association of genes on the same chromosome.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: accord, addition, adjunct, affairs, affiliation, affinity, agglomeration, agglutination, aggregation, alliance, approximation, articulation, assemblage, association, bond, bracketing, closeness, clustering, combination, communication, concatenation, concourse, concurrence, confluence, congeries, conglomeration, conjugation, conjunction, connectedness, connection, contiguity, contrariety, convergence, copulation, coupling, dealings, deduction, disjunction, filiation, gathering, homology, hookup, intercommunication, intercourse, interlinking, intimacy, joinder, joining, jointure, junction, knotting, liaison, link, linking, marriage, meeting, merger, merging, mutual attraction, nearness, pairing, propinquity, proximity, rapport, relatedness, relation, relations, relationship, similarity, splice, symbiosis, sympathy, tie, tie-in, tie-up, unification, union, yoking
 

 

 

 

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