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[uh-lee-luh-mawrf, uh-lel-uh-]
  1. allele.
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Origin of allelomorph

1900–05; < Greek allēlo- (see allele) + -morph
Related formsal·le·lo·mor·phic, adjectiveal·le·lo·mor·phism, noun
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Examples from the Web for allelomorph

Historical Examples

  • This eye color, which is an allelomorph of white, is also interesting because in the female the color is deeper than in the male.

    A Critique of the Theory of Evolution

    Thomas Hunt Morgan

  • 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 in Medicine


(ə-lēlə-môrf′, ə-lĕlə-)
  1. allele
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