- the theories of heredity advanced by Gregor Mendel.
Also Men·de·li·an·ism [men-dee-lee-uh-niz-uh m, ‐deel-yuh‐] /mɛnˈdi li əˌnɪz əm, ‐ˈdil yə‐/.
Origin of Mendelism
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Examples from the Web for mendelism
How far does Mendelism help us in connection with the problem of the origin of species?Mendelism
Reginald Crundall Punnett
Undoubtedly, it must be connected with the phenomena of Mendelism.Pedagogical Anthropology
The book was a treatise on Mendelism, and, as I read on, the link was strengthened.Mad Shepherds
L. P. Jacks
Now Mendelism is certainly this, but I believe that it is vastly more.Woman and Womanhood
C. W. Saleeby
Mendelism is the doctrine of the pure transmission of unit characters.The Science of Human Nature
William Henry Pyle
- the science of heredity based on Mendel's laws with some modifications in the light of more recent knowledge
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Word Origin and History for mendelism
1903, in reference to the work of Gregor Johann Mendel (1822-1884), Austrian biologist who enunciated the laws of heredity. Related: Mendelian.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The theoretical principles of heredity formulated by Gregor Mendel; Mendel's laws.
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