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

Word History

First Known Use

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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition

filial generation

fil·​ial generation ˈfil-ē-əl-, ˈfil-yəl- How to pronounce filial generation (audio)
: a generation in a breeding experiment that is successive to a parental generation compare f1 generation, f2 generation
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