Definition of Law of segregation

1. Noun. Members of a pair of homologous chromosomes separate during the formation of gametes and are distributed to different gametes so that every gamete receives only one member of the pair.

Generic synonyms: Mendel's Law



Medical Definition of Law of segregation

1. Factors that affect development retain their individuality from generation to generation, do not become contaminated when mixed in a hybrid, and become sorted out from one another when the next generation of gametes is formed. Synonym: Mendel's first law. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Law Of Segregation

law of motion
law of multiple proportions
law of nations
law of nature
law of parsimony
law of partial pressures
law of polar excitation
law of priority
law of proximity
law of recapitulation
law of reciprocal proportions
law of referred pain
law of refraction
law of regression to mean
law of segregation (current term)
law of similarity
law of similars
law of sines
law of specific nerve energies
law of the excluded middle
law of the heart
law of the jungle
law of the land
law of the minimum
law of the tongue
law of thermodynamics
law of unintended consequences
law of volumes
law offender

Literary usage of Law of segregation

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1. Sex-linked Inheritance in Drosophila by Thomas Hunt Morgan, Calvin Blackman Bridges (1916)
"MENDEL'S law of segregation. Although the ratio of 3 to i in which contrasted characters reappear in the second or F2 generation is sometimes referred to as ..."

2. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1907)
"The above illustration will explain the law of segregation, and probable ratio of recombination when hybrids are inbred with their own pollen, and when only ..."

3. The New Englander by William Lathrop Kingsley (1873)
"Simple aggregation would satisfy this " law of segregation" ; but something more than aggregation is necessary for organic needs. ..."

4. New Englander and Yale Review by Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight (1873)
"Simple aggregation would satisfy this " law of segregation" ; but something more than aggregation is necessary for organic needs. ..."

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