Punnett square

noun Pun·nett square \ˈpə-nət-\

Definition of Punnett square


  1. :  a square diagram that is composed of a grid of usually four boxes and is used to calculate and depict all the combinations and frequencies of the different genotypes and phenotypes among the offspring of a cross in accordance with Mendelian inheritance

Origin and Etymology of punnett square

Reginald C. Punnett †1967 English geneticist

First Known Use: 1942

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