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panmixia

[pan-mik-see-uh] /pænˈmɪk si ə/
noun, Animal Behavior
1.
random mating of individuals within a population, the breeding individuals showing no tendency to choose partners with particular traits.
Also, panmixis
[pan-mik-sis] /pænˈmɪk sɪs/ (Show IPA)
.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; pan- + Greek míx(is) mingling, mixing (m(e)ig(nýnai) to mix + -sis -sis) + -ia
Related forms
panmictic
[pan-mik-tik] /pænˈmɪk tɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for panmictic

panmixia

/pænˈmɪksɪə/
noun
1.
(in population genetics) random mating within an interbreeding population
Derived Forms
panmictic (pænˈmiktik) adjective
Word Origin
C20: from New Latin, from Greek pan- + mixis act of mating
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panmictic in Medicine

panmictic pan·mic·tic (pān-mĭk'tĭk)
adj.
Relating to panmixia.

panmixia pan·mix·i·a (pān-mĭk'sē-ə) or pan·mix·is (-mĭk'sĭs)
n.
Random mating within a breeding population.

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