inheritance in which contrasting parental characters appear as a blend in the offspring.
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- blended family,
- blended learning,
- blended whiskey,
- blenheim palace,
- blenheim spaniel,
Compare particulate inheritance.
Origin of blending inheritance
First recorded in 1920–25
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