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allelomorph

[uh-lee-luh-mawrf, uh-lel-uh-] /əˈli ləˌmɔrf, əˈlɛl ə-/
noun
1.
Origin of allelomorph
1900-1905
1900-05; < Greek allēlo- (see allele) + -morph
Related forms
allelomorphic, adjective
allelomorphism, noun
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  • This eye color, which is an allelomorph of white, is also interesting because in the female the color is deeper than in the male.

  • In the fifth figure (e) the color of the darkest fly is due to a factor called ebony, which is an allelomorph of sooty.

  • If each is produced by a loss it must be a different loss that acts as an allelomorph to the other loss.

  • Since eosin is an allelomorph of cherry, it should be expected to give with sable the same cross-over value as did cherry.

  • When this mutant first appeared its similarity to arc led us to suspect that it might be arc itself or an allelomorph of arc.

  • allelomorph (one another form), one of a pair of factors which are alternative to each other in Mendelian inheritance.

    Applied Eugenics Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
allelomorph in Medicine

allelomorph al·le·lo·morph (ə-lē'lə-môrf', ə-lěl'ə-)
n.
See allele.

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