complementation


com·ple·men·ta·tion

noun \ˌkäm-plə-(ˌ)men-ˈtā-shən, -mən-\

Definition of COMPLEMENTATION

1
:  the operation of determining the complement of a mathematical set
2
:  production of normal phenotype in an individual heterozygous for two closely related mutations with one on each homologous chromosome and at a slightly different position

First Known Use of COMPLEMENTATION

1942

com·ple·men·ta·tion

noun \ˌkäm-plə-(ˌ)men-ˈtā-shən, -mən-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of COMPLEMENTATION

1
: the formation of neutral colors from complementary colors
2
: production of normal phenotype in an individual heterozygous for two closely related mutations with one on each homologous chromosome and at a slightly different position

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