Mendelian

[ men-dee-lee-uh n, -deel-yuh n ]
/ mɛnˈdi li ən, -ˈdil yən /

adjective

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

noun

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, adjectivepost-Men·de·li·an, adjectivepre-Men·de·li·an, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for mendelian

Mendelian
/ (mɛnˈdiːlɪən) /

adjective

of or relating to Mendel's laws
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Medicine definitions for mendelian

Mendelian

adj.

Relating to or described by Gregor Mendel or his theories of genetics.
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