Mendelian inheritance

noun

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

called also particulate inheritance

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Mendelian inheritance was circa 1910

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“Mendelian inheritance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mendelian%20inheritance. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

Mendelian inheritance

noun

: 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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