Definition of Allelomorph

1. Noun. (genetics) either of a pair (or series) of alternative forms of a gene that can occupy the same locus on a particular chromosome and that control the same character. "Some alleles are dominant over others"

Exact synonyms: Allele
Generic synonyms: Cistron, Factor, Gene
Specialized synonyms: Dominant, Dominant Allele, Recessive, Recessive Allele
Category relationships: Genetic Science, Genetics
Derivative terms: Allelic



Definition of Allelomorph

1. n. 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.

Definition of Allelomorph

1. Noun. (genetics) one of a number of alternative forms of the same gene occupying a given position on a chromosome ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Allelomorph

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Allelomorph

1. Synonym: allele. Origin: G. Allelon, reciprocally, + morphe, shape (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Allelomorph

allegro non troppo
allegros
allel
allele
alleles
allelic
allelic exclusion
allelic gene
allelically
allelism
allelisms
allelocatalysis
allelocatalytic
allelochemical
allelochemicals
allelomorph (current term)
allelomorphic
allelomorphism
allelomorphisms
allelomorphs
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allelopathies
allelopathy
allelotaxis
allels
alleluia
alleluias
allemand
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allemande sauce

Literary usage of Allelomorph

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Physical Basis of Heredity by Thomas Hunt Morgan (1919)
"The miniature fly carries the dominant (DD) wild-type allelomorph of the dumpy gene, and the dumpy carries the dominant (MM) wild-type ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1903)
"It is, however, clear from what we know of cross-breeding, that such exclusive exhibition of one allelomorph in its totality is by no means a universal ..."

3. Genetics & Eugenics: A Text-book for Students of Biology and a Reference by William Ernest Castle, Gregor Mendel (1916)
"The dominant allelomorph is that one which is expressed in the heterozygote; ... a capital being used for the dominant allelomorph, a small letter for the ..."

4. Sex-linked Inheritance in Drosophila by Thomas Hunt Morgan, Calvin Blackman Bridges (1916)
"morph dominates all the other three, but in mice the mutant factor for yellow dominates the wild or "normal" allelomorph. The other system of multiple ..."

5. Studies of Heredity in Rabbits, Rats, and Mice by William Ernest Castle (1919)
"If so, and if dark is also an allelomorph of white, as indicated by text- figure 1, ... If tan is an allelomorph of either of the other forms of Dutch, ..."

6. Studies of Inheritance in Guinea-pigs and Rats by William Ernest Castle, Sewall Wright (1916)
"One possible explanation of these results would be the supposition that red-eye becomes dominant over its normal allelomorph in the presence of heterozygous ..."

7. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1908)
"That this is a correct interpretation of the apparent dominancy of one positive allelomorph over another is shown by some of my bean crosses. ..."

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