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Mendelian

[men-dee-lee-uh n, -deel-yuh n]
adjective
  1. of or relating to Gregor Mendel or to his laws of heredity.
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noun
  1. a follower of Gregor Mendel; a person who accepts Mendelism.
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Origin of Mendelian

First recorded in 1900–05; Mendel + -ian
Related formsnon-Men·de·li·an, adjectivepost-Men·de·li·an, adjectivepre-Men·de·li·an, adjective
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Examples from the Web for mendelian

Historical Examples

  • It will not be denied; not even the Mendelian law holds it wholly safe.

    Criminal Types

    V. M. Masten

  • It is known from other data that this defect follows simple Mendelian laws.

  • In most cases in this history, however, the defect behaves like a Mendelian dominant.

  • In certain other cases it is clearly known to follow the Mendelian formula.

  • Above all, the Eugenist needs to know more of Mendelian heredity in man.


British Dictionary definitions for mendelian

Mendelian

adjective
  1. of or relating to Mendel's laws
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mendelian in Medicine

Mendelian

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