blending inheritance

noun

Definition of blending inheritance

: 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

First Known Use of blending inheritance

1903


Medical Dictionary

blending inheritance

noun blend·ing inheritance \ ˈblend-iŋ- \

medical Definition of blending inheritance

: 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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