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independent assortment

noun

Definition of INDEPENDENT ASSORTMENT

:  formation of random combinations of chromosomes in meiosis and of genes on different pairs of homologous chromosomes by the passage according to the laws of probability of one of each diploid pair of homologous chromosomes into each gamete independently of each other pair

First Known Use of INDEPENDENT ASSORTMENT

1941
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independent assortment

noun in·de·pen·dent as·sort·ment \ˌin-də-ˈpen-dənt-ə-ˈs(ə)rt-mənt\

Medical Definition of INDEPENDENT ASSORTMENT

:  formation of random combinations of chromosomes in meiosis and of genes on different pairs of homologous chromosomes by the passage according to the laws of probability of one of each diploid pair of homologous chromosomes into each gamete independently of each other pair

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