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noun Genetics.

the principle, originated by Gregor Mendel, stating that during the production of gametes the two copies of each hereditary factor segregate so that offspring acquire one factor from each parent.

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Also called Mendel's first law, Mendel's law.

Origin of law of segregation

First recorded in 1940–45
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law of segregation

n.

Mendel's law
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Scientific definitions for law of segregation

law of segregation

See under Mendel's law.
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