cryp·​to·​mere | \ ˈkriptəˌmi(ə)r \
plural -s

Definition of cryptomere

: a gene or factor (as a heterozygous recessive) not detectable by inspection of the individual carrying it but demonstrable by suitable crosses

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Other Words from cryptomere

cryptomerism \ kripˈtäməˌrizəm \ noun, plural -s

First Known Use of cryptomere

1906, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cryptomere

crypt- + -mere

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“Cryptomere.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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