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panmixia

[ pan-mik-see-uh ]
/ pænˈmɪk si ə /
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noun Animal Behavior.
random mating of individuals within a population, the breeding individuals showing no tendency to choose partners with particular traits.
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Also pan·mix·is [pan-mik-sis]. /pænˈmɪk sɪs/.

Origin of panmixia

1885–90; pan- + Greek míx(is) mingling, mixing (m(e)ig(nýnai) to mix + -sis-sis) + -ia

OTHER WORDS FROM panmixia

pan·mic·tic [pan-mik-tik], /pænˈmɪk tɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for panmixia

panmixia

panmixis (pænˈmɪksɪs)

/ (pænˈmɪksɪə) /

noun
(in population genetics) random mating within an interbreeding population

Derived forms of panmixia

panmictic (pænˈmiktik), adjective

Word Origin for panmixia

C20: from New Latin, from Greek pan- + mixis act of mating
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