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allele

noun al·lele \ə-ˈlē(ə)l\

Medical Definition of ALLELE

1
:  any of the alternative forms of a gene that may occur at a given locus
2
:  either of a pair of alternative Mendelian characters (as ability versus inability to taste the chemical phenylthiocarbamide)
al·le·lic \-ˈlē-lik, -ˈlel-ik\ adjective
al·lel·ism \-ˈlē(ə)l-ˌiz-əm, -ˈlel-ˌiz-\ noun

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