Punnett square

noun
Pun·​nett square | \ ˈpə-nət- How to pronounce Punnett square (audio) \

Definition of Punnett square

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

First Known Use of Punnett square

1942, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Punnett square

Reginald C. Punnett †1967 English geneticist

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“Punnett square.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Punnett%20square. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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