any one of a series of three or more alternative or allelic forms of a gene, only two of which can exist in any normal, diploid individual.
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Origin of multiple allele
First recorded in 1935–40
OTHER WORDS FROM multiple allelemultiple allelism, noun
Words nearby multiple allele
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British Dictionary definitions for multiple alleles
three or more alternative forms of a particular gene existing in a population
Derived forms of multiple allelesmultiple allelism, noun
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