diallel

adjective
di·​al·​lel | \ ˈdī-ə-ˌlel How to pronounce diallel (audio) \

Definition of diallel

: 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

First Known Use of diallel

1919, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for diallel

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

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The first known use of diallel was in 1919

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“Diallel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diallel. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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diallel

adjective
di·​al·​lel | \ ˈdī-ə-ˌlel How to pronounce diallel (audio) \

Medical Definition of diallel

: 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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