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haplotype

[ hap-luh-tahyp ]
/ ˈhæp ləˌtaɪp /
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noun
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.
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Origin of haplotype

First recorded in1965–70; haplo- + type
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British Dictionary definitions for haplotype

haplotype
/ (ˈhæpləʊˌtaɪp) /

noun
a set of alleles inherited by an individual from a single parent
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