Punnett square

noun

Pun·​nett square ˈpə-nət- How to pronounce Punnett square (audio)
genetics
: 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

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Word History

Etymology

Reginald C. Punnett †1967 English geneticist

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Punnett square was in 1942

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Cite this Entry

“Punnett square.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Punnett%20square. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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