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haplotype

[hap-luh-tahyp] /ˈhæp ləˌtaɪp/
noun
1.
Genetics. a combination of closely linked DNA sequences on one chromosome that are often inherited together:
By comparing haplotypes of a mother and father with those of a fetus, scientists can study how new genetic changes arise.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70;haplo- + type
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British Dictionary definitions for haplotype

haplotype

/ˈhæpləʊˌtaɪp/
noun
1.
a set of alleles inherited by an individual from a single parent
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haplotype in Medicine

haplotype hap·lo·type (hāp'lə-tīp')
n.

  1. The set of alleles that determine different antigens but are closely linked on one chromosome and inherited as a unit, providing a distinctive genetic pattern used in histocompatibility testing.

  2. The antigenic phenotype determined by closely linked genes inherited as a unit from one parent.

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