panmixia

noun pan·mix·ia \ ˌpan-ˈmik-sē-ə \

Definition of panmixia

: random mating within a breeding population

Origin and Etymology of panmixia

New Latin, from pan- + Greek mixis act of mingling, mating, from mignynai to mix — more at mix


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panmixia

noun pan·mix·ia \ -ˈmik-sē-ə \
variants: also panmixy play \-ˈmik-sē\

medical Definition of panmixia

plural panmixias also panmixies
: random mating within a breeding population

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