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LAW OF SEGREGATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does law of segregation mean? 

LAW OF SEGREGATION (noun)
  The noun LAW OF SEGREGATION has 1 sense:

1. 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

  Familiarity information: LAW OF SEGREGATION used as a noun is very rare.


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LAW OF SEGREGATION (noun)


Sense 1law of segregation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

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Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("law of segregation" is a kind of...):

Mendel's law ((genetics) one of two principles of heredity formulated by Gregor Mendel on the basis of his experiments with plants; the principles were limited and modified by subsequent genetic research)


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