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Mendel's second law

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noun Genetics.
  1. law of independent assortment.

law of independent assortment

noun Genetics.
  1. the principle, originated by Gregor Mendel, stating that when two or more characteristics are inherited, individual hereditary factors assort independently during gamete production, giving different traits an equal opportunity of occurring together.

Origin of law of independent assortment

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

law of independent assortment

  1. Mendel's law

mendel's second law in Science

law of independent assortment

  1. See under Mendel's law.
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