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Mendel's first law

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noun Genetics.
  1. law of segregation.

law of segregation

noun Genetics.
  1. 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.

Origin of law of segregation

First recorded in 1940–45
Also called Mendel's first law, Mendel's law.
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mendel's first law in Medicine

law of segregation

  1. Mendel's law

mendel's first law in Science

law of segregation

  1. See under Mendel's law.
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