filial generation

noun

Definition of filial generation

: a generation in a breeding experiment that is successive to a mating between parents of two distinctively different but usually relatively pure genotypes

First Known Use of filial generation

1902, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of filial generation was in 1902

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“Filial generation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/filial%20generation. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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filial generation

noun
fil·​ial generation | \ ˈfil-ē-əl-, ˈfil-yəl- How to pronounce filial generation (audio) \

Medical Definition of filial generation

: a generation in a breeding experiment that is successive to a parental generation — compare f1 generation, f2 generation

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