Mendelian inheritance

noun

Definition of Mendelian inheritance

: inheritance of characters specifically transmitted by genes in accord with Mendel's laws

called also particulate inheritance

First Known Use of Mendelian inheritance

circa 1910, in the meaning defined above

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“Mendelian inheritance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mendelian%20inheritance. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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Mendelian inheritance

noun

Medical Definition of Mendelian inheritance

: inheritance of characters specifically transmitted by genes in accord with Mendel's law

called also particulate inheritance

— compare blending inheritance, quantitative inheritance

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