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centimorgan

/ (ˈsɛntɪˌmɔːɡən) /
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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
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Word Origin for centimorgan

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