multiple allele

noun

: an allele of a genetic locus having more than two allelic forms within a population

Word History

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of multiple allele was in 1930

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“Multiple allele.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/multiple%20allele. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

multiple allele

noun
: an allele of a genetic locus having more than two allelic forms within a population
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