unit character

Origin of unit character

First recorded in 1905–10
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Examples from the Web for unit character

Historical Examples of unit character

  • First of all, we find useful the principle of the unit-character.

  • The factor for this or that unit-character is either present in the gamete or it is not present.

    Mendelism

    Reginald Crundall Punnett

  • Despite the obscuration of imperfect dominance, polydactylism in poultry proves itself to be a unit-character that segregates.

  • The inheritance of eye color serves as a paradigm of the method of inheritance of any unit-character.

  • Tallness in the pea is a unit-character, and the gametes in which it is represented are said to contain the factor for tallness.

    Mendelism

    Reginald Crundall Punnett


British Dictionary definitions for unit character

unit character

noun
  1. genetics a character inherited as a single unit and dependent on a single gene
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