Haldane's law

noun
Hal·​dane's law
variants: or Haldane's rule \ ˈhȯlˌdānz-​ \

Definition of Haldane's law

: a principle in genetics: when in an interspecific cross one sex is absent, rare, or sterile in the offspring, that sex is heterogametic

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History and Etymology for Haldane's law

after John B. S. Haldane, born 1892 Scottish geneticist

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“Haldane's law.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Haldane%27s%20law. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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