cen·​ti·​mor·​gan | \ˈsen-tə-ˌmȯr-gən, ˈsän-\

Definition of centimorgan 

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

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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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1919, in the meaning defined above

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cen·​ti·​mor·​gan | \ˈsen-tə-ˌmȯr-gən \

Medical Definition of centimorgan 

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

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