panmixia

noun
pan·​mix·​ia | \ ˌpan-ˈmik-sē-ə How to pronounce panmixia (audio) \

Definition of panmixia

: random mating within a breeding population

First Known Use of panmixia

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for panmixia

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

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The first known use of panmixia was in 1889

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panmixia

noun
pan·​mix·​ia | \ -ˈmik-sē-ə How to pronounce panmixia (audio) \
variants: also panmixy \ -​ˈmik-​sē How to pronounce panmixy (audio) \
plural panmixias also panmixies

Medical Definition of panmixia

: random mating within a breeding population

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