Definition of Panmixia

1. Noun. (ecology) A situation in which an individual is just as likely to mate with another randomly chosen individual as any other in the population ¹



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Definition of Panmixia

1. random mating within a breeding population [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Panmixia

panjandra
panjandrum
panjandrums
panko
pankration
panleukopaenia
panleukopenia
panleukopenia virus of cats
panleukopenias
panlike
panlingual
panlinguistic
panlobular emphysema
panmictic
panmixes
panmixia (current term)
panmixias
panmixis
panmixus
panmyelophthisis
panmyelosis
panna cotta
pannable
pannacotta
pannade
pannades
pannage
pannages
panne
panned

Literary usage of Panmixia

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1. Darwin and After Darwin: An Exposition of the Darwinian Theory and a by George John Romanes, Conwy Lloyd Morgan (1895)
"THERE are several points of considerable theoretical importance connected with panmixia, which were omitted from the text, in order to avoid distracting ..."

2. Darwin and After Darwin: An Exposition of the Darwinian Theory and a by George John Romanes, Conwy Lloyd Morgan (1895)
"THERE are several points of considerable theoretical importance connected with panmixia, which were omitted from the text, in order to avoid distracting ..."

3. From Comte to Benjamin Kidd: The Appeal to Biology Or Evolution for Human by Robert Mackintosh (1899)
"Mr. Platt- Ball] — (i) panmixia = degeneration is inconsistent with dreams of socialism or of final balance — Selfishness, however, may not care for remote ..."

4. Evolution and Animal Life: An Elementary Discussion of Facts, Processes by David Starr Jordan, Vernon Lyman Kellogg (1907)
"Under cessation of selection, called by Weismann panmixia, no premium is placed on traits of excellence, from the human standpoint, such as long wool, ..."

5. The Science of Human Behavior: Biological and Psychological Foundations by Maurice Parmelee (1913)
"panmixia, 42. WE must now study the anatomical and physiological characteristics of the organism in order to understand the structural forms and ..."

6. Animal Life and Intelligence by Conwy Lloyd Morgan (1891)
"panmixia and Disuse. We may now pass on to consider shortly some of the phenomena of degeneration, and the dwindling or disappearance of structures which ..."

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