uniparental

adjective
uni·​pa·​ren·​tal | \ ˌyü-ni-pə-ˈren-tᵊl How to pronounce uniparental (audio) \

Definition of uniparental

: having, involving, or derived from a single parent specifically : involving or being inheritance in which all or part of an offspring's genotype (such as both members of a pair of homologous chromosomes) is derived from a single parent

Other Words from uniparental

uniparentally \ ˌyü-​ni-​pə-​ˈren-​tᵊl-​ē How to pronounce uniparentally (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of uniparental

1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of uniparental was in 1889

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“Uniparental.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uniparental. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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uniparental

adjective
uni·​pa·​ren·​tal | \ ˌyü-ni-pə-ˈrent-ᵊl How to pronounce uniparental (audio) \

Medical Definition of uniparental

: having, involving, or derived from a single parent specifically : involving or being inheritance in which an offspring's complete genotype or all copies of one or more genes, chromosome parts, or whole chromosomes are derived from a single parent uniparental disomy

Other Words from uniparental

uniparentally \ -​ᵊl-​ē How to pronounce uniparentally (audio) \ adverb

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