admixture

noun

ad·​mix·​ture ad-ˈmiks-chər How to pronounce admixture (audio)
1
a
: the action of mixing
b
: the fact of being mixed
2
a
: something added by mixing
b
: a product of mixing : mixture

Examples of admixture in a Sentence

an alloy that includes a small admixture of silver an admixture of rose petals and lavender for a fragrant potpourri
Recent Examples on the Web Burchard sees it the other way around: The rich genetic admixture is an opportunity to disentangle the social, environmental, and genetic underpinnings that contribute to varied health outcomes — and result in the paradoxical findings among Hispanic groups. Usha Lee McFarling, STAT, 14 Sep. 2023 The admixture events, to use geneticist lingo, could have occurred with individuals of either Native American or mixed Native American and European heritage who visited the island after 1722. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, 12 Oct. 2017 As can be expected, the admixture This article is part of our premium archives. Andrew Gawthorpe, Foreign Affairs, 15 May 2017 What these results imply is that there was admixture between very distinct populations in the period between 0 and 2000 B.C. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 8 Aug. 2013 One thing to observe though is that the frequency of A within Africa can not be explained by recent Eurasian admixture. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 13 Nov. 2013 Recall that the Neandertal admixture results almost became definitive only with dense marker sets, and an ancient reference sequence. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 20 July 2013 The admixture — those pieces of human genetic code within the Neanderthal genome — differed significantly from any current human populations. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, 17 Feb. 2016 Even if there wasn't any recent admixture, ~1,000 generations of drift is not trivial. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 21 Nov. 2013 See More

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Word History

Etymology

probably borrowed from New Latin admixtūra, from Latin admixtus (past participle of admiscēre "to add as an ingredient, mix (one thing with another)," from ad- ad- + miscēre "to mix entry 1") + -ūra -ure

First Known Use

1605, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of admixture was in 1605

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“Admixture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/admixture. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

admixture

noun
ad·​mix·​ture ad-ˈmiks-chər How to pronounce admixture (audio)
1
a
: the act of mixing
b
: the fact of being mixed
2
a
: something added by mixing
b
: a product of mixing

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