centimorgan

noun
cen·​ti·​mor·​gan | \ ˈsen-tə-ˌmȯr-gən How to pronounce centimorgan (audio) , ˈsän- \

Definition of centimorgan

: a genetic unit equivalent to ¹/₁₀₀ of a morgan

Examples of centimorgan in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The results show the number of genome locations that match, with each match called a centimorgan. oregonlive, "Genealogical databases are a goldmine for police, but it’s the Wild West when it comes to rules and oversight," 7 Dec. 2019 The genealogy database was able to compare the DNA profile of the suspect with a large network of genetic profiles, and then measure the similarity of those DNA profiles through a measurement called centiMorgans. Jeff Rumage, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "How genetic genealogy helped solve the 1984 murder of 18-year-old Traci Hammerberg," 30 Oct. 2019 The number of centiMorgans indicates how closely the person in the database is related to the DNA sample collected from the murder scene. Jeff Rumage, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "How genetic genealogy helped solve the 1984 murder of 18-year-old Traci Hammerberg," 30 Oct. 2019 Everything was labeled in centimorgans -- a unit for measuring genetic linkage -- and broken up into categories of potential relation. Jackie Montalvo, NBC News, "The long-lost sister my family never knew existed," 17 June 2018

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First Known Use of centimorgan

1919, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of centimorgan was in 1919

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“Centimorgan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/centimorgan. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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centimorgan

noun
cen·​ti·​mor·​gan | \ ˈsen-tə-ˌmȯr-gən How to pronounce centimorgan (audio) \

Medical Definition of centimorgan

: a genetic unit equivalent to ¹/₁₀₀ of a morgan

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