Medical Dictionary

pure line


Medical Definition of PURE LINE

:  a homogeneous line of descent: as a :  a group of closely related individuals of identical genetic constitution (as the offspring of a homozygous self-fertilized parent) :  a line of descent theoretically realizable from the inbreeding of completely homozygous and comparable parents b :  the descendants of a single individual especially by vegetative multiplication :  clone


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