centimorgan

noun

genetics a unit of chromosome length, used in genetic mapping, equal to the length of chromosome over which crossing over occurs with 1 per cent frequency

Nearby words

  1. centimeter-gram-second,
  2. centimeter-gram-second system,
  3. centimetre,
  4. centimetre-gram-second,
  5. centimo,
  6. centinormal,
  7. centipede,
  8. centipede grass,
  9. centipoise,
  10. centistere

Word Origin for centimorgan

C20: named after Thomas Hunt Morgan (1866–1945), US biologist

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Medicine definitions for centimorgan

centimorgan

[sĕntə-môr′gən]

n.

A unit of crossover frequency in linkage maps of chromosomes equal to one hundredth of a morgan.

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