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allele

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noun al·lele \ə-ˈlē(ə)l\

Medical Definition of allele

  1. 1:  any of the alternative forms of a gene that may occur at a given locus

  2. 2:  either of a pair of alternative Mendelian characters (as ability versus inability to taste the chemical phenylthiocarbamide)

allelic \-ˈlē-lik, -ˈlel-ik\play play adjective
allelism \-ˈlē(ə)l-ˌiz-əm, -ˈlel-ˌiz-\play play noun



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