haplotype

[hap-luh-tahyp]
noun
  1. Genetics. a combination of closely linked DNA sequences on one chromosome that are often inherited together: By comparing haplotypes of a mother and father with those of a fetus, scientists can study how new genetic changes arise.

Origin of haplotype

First recorded in 1965–70;haplo- + type
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British Dictionary definitions for haplotype

haplotype

noun
  1. a set of alleles inherited by an individual from a single parent
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haplotype in Medicine

haplotype

[hăplə-tīp′]
n.
  1. The set of alleles that determine different antigens but are closely linked on one chromosome and inherited as a unit, providing a distinctive genetic pattern used in histocompatibility testing.
  2. The antigenic phenotype determined by closely linked genes inherited as a unit from one parent.
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