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diallel

adjective di·al·lel \ˈdī-ə-ˌlel\

Definition of DIALLEL

:  relating to or being the crossing of each of several individuals with two or more others in order to determine the relative genetic contribution of each parent to specific characters in the offspring

Origin of DIALLEL

Greek diallēlos reciprocating, from dia through + allēlōn one another — more at allelo-
First Known Use: 1920

diallel

adjective di·al·lel \ˈdī-ə-ˌlel\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DIALLEL

:  relating to or being the crossing of each of several individuals with two or more others in order to determine the relative genetic contribution of each parent to specific characters in the offspring

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