blending inheritance


blending inheritance

noun

Definition of BLENDING INHERITANCE

:  the expression in offspring of phenotypic characters (as pink flower color from red and white parents) intermediate between those of the parents; also :  inheritance in a now discarded theory in which the genetic material of offspring was held to be a uniform blend of that of the parents

First Known Use of BLENDING INHERITANCE

1922

blend·ing inheritance

noun \ˈblend-iŋ-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BLENDING INHERITANCE

: the expression in offspring of phenotypic characters (as pink flower color from red and white parental plants) intermediate between those of the parents; also : inheritance in a now discarded theory in which the genetic material of offspring was held to be a uniform blend of that of the parents—compare mendelian inheritance, quantitative inheritance

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