Hardy-Weinberg law

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Har·​dy-Wein·​berg law | \ ˌhär-dē-ˈwīn-ˌbərg- How to pronounce Hardy-Weinberg law (audio) \
variants: or less commonly Hardy-Weinberg principle

Definition of Hardy-Weinberg law

: a fundamental principle of population genetics: population gene frequencies and genotype frequencies remain constant from generation to generation if mating is random and if mutation, selection, immigration, and emigration do not occur

First Known Use of Hardy-Weinberg law

1943, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Hardy-Weinberg law

German H. Hardy †1947 English mathematician and W. Weinberg †1937 German physician

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“Hardy-Weinberg law.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hardy-Weinberg%20law. Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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Hardy-Weinberg law

noun
Har·​dy-Wein·​berg law | \ ˌhärd-ē-ˈwīn-ˌbərg- How to pronounce Hardy-Weinberg law (audio) \

Medical Definition of Hardy-Weinberg law

: a fundamental principle of population genetics that is approximately true for small populations and holds with increasing exactness for larger and larger populations: population gene frequencies and population genotype frequencies remain constant from generation to generation if mating is random and if mutation, selection, immigration, and emigration do not occur

called also Hardy-Weinberg principle

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