independent assortment

noun

Definition of independent assortment 

: formation of random combinations of chromosomes in meiosis and of genes on different pairs of homologous chromosomes by the passage according to the laws of probability of one of each diploid pair of homologous chromosomes into each gamete independently of each other pair

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What was once an independent assortment of organizations working on similar initiatives is now a dynamic and thriving community that has banded together to support its aspiring entrepreneurs. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, AL.com, "Saban's Mercedes dealership, DC Blox and Toys R Us in today's business news," 29 Jan. 2018

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1913, in the meaning defined above

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independent assortment

noun
in·de·pen·dent as·sort·ment | \ˌin-də-ˈpen-dənt-ə-ˈsȯ(ə)rt-mənt \

Medical Definition of independent assortment 

: formation of random combinations of chromosomes in meiosis and of genes on different pairs of homologous chromosomes by the passage according to the laws of probability of one of each diploid pair of homologous chromosomes into each gamete independently of each other pair

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