allelomorph

noun
al·​le·​lo·​morph | \ ə-ˈlē-lə-ˌmȯrf How to pronounce allelomorph (audio) , -ˈle-lə- How to pronounce allelomorph (audio) \

Definition of allelomorph

: allele

Other Words from allelomorph

allelomorphic \ ə-​ˌlē-​lə-​ˈmȯr-​fik How to pronounce allelomorph (audio) , -​ˌle-​lə-​ \ adjective
allelomorphism \ ə-​ˈlē-​lə-​ˌmȯr-​ˌfi-​zəm How to pronounce allelomorph (audio) , -​ˈle-​lə-​ \ noun

First Known Use of allelomorph

1902, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for allelomorph

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.

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“Allelomorph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/allelomorph. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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allelomorph

noun
al·​le·​lo·​morph | \ ə-ˈlel-ə-ˌmȯrf How to pronounce allelomorph (audio) , -ˈlē-lə- How to pronounce allelomorph (audio) \

Medical Definition of allelomorph

: allele

Other Words from allelomorph

allelomorphic \ ə-​ˌlel-​ə-​ˈmȯr-​fīk How to pronounce allelomorph (audio) , -​ˌlē-​lə-​ How to pronounce allelomorph (audio) \ adjective
allelomorphism \ ə-​ˈlel-​ə-​ˌmȯr-​ˌfīz-​əm How to pronounce allelomorph (audio) , -​ˈlē-​lə-​ How to pronounce allelomorph (audio) \ noun

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