panmixia

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noun pan·mix·ia \ˌpan-ˈmik-sē-ə\

Definition of panmixia

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1889


Medical Dictionary

panmixia

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

panmixy

\-ˈmik-sē\play

Medical Definition of panmixia

plural

panmixias

also

panmixies

  1. :  random mating within a breeding population

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