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panmixia

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noun pan·mix·ia \-ˈmik-sē-ə\

Definition of panmixia

  1. :  random mating within a breeding population



Origin of panmixia

New Latin, from pan- + Greek mixis act of mingling, mating, from mignynai to mix — more at mix


First Known Use: 1889

Rhymes with panmixia


Medical Dictionary

panmixia

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noun pan·mix·ia \-ˈmik-sē-ə\

Medical Definition of panmixia

plural panmixias also panmixies

  1. :  random mating within a breeding population



Variants of panmixia

also panmixy \-ˈmik-sē\play

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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "panmixia"


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