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noun (1)

mor·​gan ˈmȯr-gən How to pronounce morgan (audio)
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: a unit of inferred distance between genes on a chromosome that is used in constructing genetic maps and is equal to the distance for which the frequency of crossing over between specific pairs of genes is 100 percent
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noun (2)

Mor·​gan ˈmȯr-gən How to pronounce Morgan (audio)
: any of an American breed of light strong horses originated in Vermont from the progeny of one prepotent stallion of uncertain ancestry

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

Thomas Hunt Morgan

Noun (2)

Justin Morgan †1798 American teacher

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1919, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1841, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of morgan was in 1841

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“Morgan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/morgan. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

Morgan

noun
Mor·​gan ˈmȯr-gən How to pronounce Morgan (audio)
: any of an American breed of light strong horses

Medical Definition

morgan

noun
mor·​gan ˈmȯr-gən How to pronounce morgan (audio)
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: a unit of inferred distance between genes on a chromosome that is used in constructing genetic maps and is equal to the distance for which the frequency of crossing-over is 100 percent
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Biographical Definition

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biographical name (1)

Mor·​gan ˈmȯr-gən How to pronounce Morgan (audio)
Daniel 1736–1802 American general in Revolution

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biographical name (2)

Sir Henry 1635–1688 English buccaneer

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biographical name (3)

John Hunt 1825–1864 American Confederate cavalry officer

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biographical name (4)

J(ohn) P(ier*pont) ˈpir-ˌpänt How to pronounce Morgan (audio) 1837–1913 American financier

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biographical name (5)

J(ohn) P(ierpont), Jr. 1867–1943 son of J.P. Morgan American financier

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biographical name (6)

Thomas Hunt 1866–1945 American geneticist

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biographical name (7)

William Wilson 1906–1994 American astronomer

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