cryptomere

noun cryp·to·mere \ˈkriptəˌmi(ə)r\

Definition of cryptomere

plural

-s

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

cryptomerism

\kripˈtäməˌrizəm\ noun, plural

-s

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Origin and Etymology of cryptomere

crypt- + -mere


First Known Use: 1906


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