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allelomorphic


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Allelomorph  \Al*le"lo*morph\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  of  one  another  +  Gr  ? 
  form.]  (Biol.) 
  One  of  the  pure  unit  characters  commonly  existing  singly  or 
  in  pairs  in  the  germ  cells  of  Mendelian  hybrids,  and 
  exhibited  in  varying  proportion  among  the  organisms 
  themselves.  Allelomorphs  which  under  certain  circumstances 
  are  themselves  compound  are  called  {hypallelomorphs}.  See 
  {Mendel's  law}.  --  {Al*le`lo*mor"phic},  a. 
 
  As  we  know  that  the  several  unit  characters  are  of  such 
  a  nature  that  any  one  of  them  is  capable  of 
  independently  displacing  or  being  displaced  by  one  or 
  more  alternative  characters  taken  singly,  we  may 
  recognize  this  fact  by  naming  such  characters 
  allelomorphs.  --Bateson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  allelomorphic 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  alleles  [syn:  {allelic}] 




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