Mendel

biographical name
Men·​del | \ ˈmen-dᵊl How to pronounce Mendel (audio) \

Definition of Mendel

Gregor Johann 1822–1884 Austrian botanist

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Mendelian \ men-​ˈde-​lē-​ən How to pronounce Mendelian (audio) , -​ˈdē-​ \ adjective

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“Mendel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mendel. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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