law of segregation

law of segregation

noun Genetics.
the principle, originated by Gregor Mendel, stating that during the production of gametes the two copies of each hereditary factor segregate so that offspring acquire one factor from each parent.
Also called Mendel's first law, Mendel's law.


Origin:
1940–45

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law of segregation n.
See Mendel's law.

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law of segregation  
See under Mendel's law.
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