noun Animal Behavior.

random mating of individuals within a population, the breeding individuals showing no tendency to choose partners with particular traits.

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
Related formspan·mic·tic [pan-mik-tik] /pænˈmɪk tɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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panmixis (pænˈmɪksɪs)


(in population genetics) random mating within an interbreeding population
Derived Formspanmictic (pænˈmiktik), adjective

Word Origin for panmixia

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




Random mating within a breeding population.
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