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Punnett square

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noun Pun·nett square \ˈpə-nət-\

Definition of Punnett square

  1. :  an n × n square used in genetics to calculate the frequencies of the different genotypes and phenotypes among the offspring of a cross



Origin and Etymology of punnett square

Reginald C. Punnett †1967 English geneticist


First Known Use: 1942


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