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, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of blending inheritance was in 1903

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“Blending inheritance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blending%20inheritance. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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blending inheritance

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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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