pure line

noun

Medical Definition of pure line

: a homogeneous line of descent: as
a : a group of closely related individuals of identical genetic constitution (as the offspring of a homozygous self-fertilized parent) : a line of descent theoretically realizable from the inbreeding of completely homozygous and comparable parents
b : the descendants of a single individual especially by vegetative multiplication : clone

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“Pure line.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pure%20line. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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