blending inheritance

noun

Definition of blending inheritance

  1. :  the expression in offspring of phenotypic characters (such as pink flower color from red and white parents) intermediate between those of the parents; also :  inheritance in a now discarded theory in which the genetic material of offspring was held to be a uniform blend of that of the parents

1903

First Known Use of blending inheritance

1903


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blending inheritance

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noun blend·ing inheritance \ˈblend-iŋ-\

Medical Definition of blending inheritance

  1. :  the expression in offspring of phenotypic characters (as pink flower color from red and white parental plants) intermediate between those of the parents; also :  inheritance in a now discarded theory in which the genetic material of offspring was held to be a uniform blend of that of the parents—compare mendelian inheritance, quantitative inheritance


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