allelomorph

noun

al·​le·​lo·​morph ə-ˈlē-lə-ˌmȯrf How to pronounce allelomorph (audio) -ˈle-lə- How to pronounce allelomorph (audio)
: allele
allelomorphic adjective
allelomorphism noun

Word History

Etymology

allelo- + -morph

Note: The term was introduced by the English biologist William Bateson (1861-1926) in Mendel's Principles of Heredity: A Defence (Cambridge, 1902), p. 27.

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of allelomorph was in 1902

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Cite this Entry

“Allelomorph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/allelomorph. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

allelomorph

noun
al·​le·​lo·​morph ə-ˈlel-ə-ˌmȯrf How to pronounce allelomorph (audio) -ˈlē-lə- How to pronounce allelomorph (audio)
: allele
allelomorphic adjective

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