[ men-dee-lee-uhn, -deel-yuhn ]

  1. of or relating to Gregor Mendel or to his laws of heredity.

  1. a follower of Gregor Mendel; a person who accepts Mendelism.

Origin of Mendelian

First recorded in 1900–05; Mendel + -ian

Other words from Mendelian

  • non-Men·de·li·an, adjective
  • post-Men·de·li·an, adjective
  • pre-Men·de·li·an, adjective

Words Nearby Mendelian Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Mendelian in a sentence

  • But it is doubtful whether this idea of the rle of Mendelian factors is correct.

  • Now this is exactly the ratio of Mendelian heredity in the F2 generation.

  • This, according to Sutton, is the basis of the Mendelian heredity.

  • The discovery of Mendelian elements admirably coincided with and at once gave a rationale of these facts.

  • Upon the question of the nature of Sex, for example, the bearing of Mendelian evidence is close.

British Dictionary definitions for Mendelian


/ (mɛnˈdiːlɪən) /

  1. of or relating to Mendel's laws

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