linkage group

noun Genetics.

a group of genes in a chromosome that tends to be inherited as a unit.

Nearby words

  1. link motion,
  2. link trainer,
  3. linkage,
  4. linkage disequilibrium,
  5. linkage editor,
  6. linkage marker,
  7. linkboy,
  8. linked,
  9. linked list,
  10. linked rhyme

Origin of linkage group

First recorded in 1935–40 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for linkage group

linkage group


A pair or set of genes on a chromosome that tend to be inherited together.

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Science definitions for linkage group

linkage group


A pair or set of genes that are close to each other on a chromosome and tend to be transmitted together.
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