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1. allele

noun. ['əˈlɛli'] (genetics) either of a pair (or series) of alternative forms of a gene that can occupy the same locus on a particular chromosome and that control the same character.

Synonyms

  • allelomorph
  • recessive
  • factor
  • gene
  • dominant
  • cistron
  • recessive allele

Antonyms

  • inferior
  • infrequent

Etymology

  • Allel (German)

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Example sentences of the word allele


1. Noun, plural
Today we know that not all heterozygous allele pairs display a pure dominant-recessive relationship.

2. Noun, singular or mass
A child receives one allele for eye color from the mother and one from the father.

3. Adjective
Toss both coins four times and record the resulting allele combinations.

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