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dihybrid

[dahy-hahy-brid] /daɪˈhaɪ brɪd/
noun
1.
the offspring of parents differing in two specific pairs of genes.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to such an offspring.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; di-1 + hybrid
Related forms
dihybridism, noun
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Examples for dihybrid
  • Ask students how they could model a dihybrid cross of two parents, using the seeds.
  • Predict possible gametes in a dihybrid cross, given parental genotypes.
British Dictionary definitions for dihybrid

dihybrid

/daɪˈhaɪbrɪd/
noun
1.
(genetics) the offspring of two individuals that differ with respect to two pairs of genes; an individual heterozygous for two pairs of genes
Derived Forms
dihybridism, noun
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