diallel

adjective

di·​al·​lel ˈdī-ə-ˌlel How to pronounce diallel (audio)
: relating to or being the crossing of each of several individuals with two or more others in order to determine the relative genetic contribution of each parent to specific characters in the offspring

Word History

Etymology

Greek diallēlos reciprocating, from dia through + allēlōn one another — more at allelo-

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of diallel was in 1919

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Cite this Entry

“Diallel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diallel. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

diallel

adjective
di·​al·​lel ˈdī-ə-ˌlel How to pronounce diallel (audio)
: relating to or being the crossing of each of several individuals with two or more others in order to determine the relative genetic contribution of each parent to specific characters in the offspring
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