morgan

noun (1)
mor·​gan | \ ˈmȯr-gən How to pronounce morgan (audio) \

Definition of morgan

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1 : 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

Morgan

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Mor·​gan | \ ˈmȯr-gən How to pronounce Morgan (audio) \

Definition of Morgan (Entry 2 of 9)

: any of an American breed of light strong horses originated in Vermont from the progeny of one prepotent stallion of uncertain ancestry

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Mor·​gan | \ ˈmȯr-gən How to pronounce Morgan (audio) \

Definition of Morgan (Entry 3 of 9)

Daniel 1736–1802 American general in Revolution

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Definition of Morgan (Entry 4 of 9)

Sir Henry 1635–1688 English buccaneer

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Definition of Morgan (Entry 5 of 9)

John Hunt 1825–1864 American Confederate cavalry officer

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Definition of Morgan (Entry 6 of 9)

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

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Definition of Morgan (Entry 7 of 9)

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

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Definition of Morgan (Entry 8 of 9)

Thomas Hunt 1866–1945 American geneticist

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Definition of Morgan (Entry 9 of 9)

William Wilson 1906–1994 American astronomer

Examples of morgan in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun For tickets, go to theavalon.org/films/morgan-wootten-godfather-basketball/. baltimoresun.com, 12 Sep. 2017 MORGAN’S JOURNEY’ at the Leon M. Goldstein Performing Arts Center, Kingsborough Community College (May 13, 2 p.m.). Laurel Graeber, New York Times, 11 May 2017

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First Known Use of morgan

Noun (1)

1919, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1841, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for morgan

Noun (1)

Thomas Hunt Morgan

Noun (2)

Justin Morgan †1798 American teacher

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“Morgan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/morgan. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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morgan

noun
mor·​gan | \ ˈmȯr-gən How to pronounce morgan (audio) \

Medical Definition of morgan

1 : 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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