law of independent assortment

noun Genetics.

the principle, originated by Gregor Mendel, stating that when two or more characteristics are inherited, individual hereditary factors assort independently during gamete production, giving different traits an equal opportunity of occurring together.

Origin of law of independent assortment

First recorded in 1940–45
Also called Mendel's second law, Mendel's law. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

law of in dependent assortment in Medicine

law of independent assortment


Mendel's law
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

law of in dependent assortment in Science

law of independent assortment

See under Mendel's law.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.