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Definitions and Synonyms of allele | Another word for allele | What is allele?

Definition 1: (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 - [noun denoting body]

Samples where allele or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • some alleles are dominant over others

Synonyms for allele in the sense of this definition

(allele is a kind of ...) (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity

"genes were formerly called factors"

(... is a kind of allele ) an allele that produces the same phenotype whether its paired allele is identical or different

(... is a kind of allele ) an allele that produces its characteristic phenotype only when its paired allele is identical

(allele belongs to category ...) the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms

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