Share this entry

Share this page

Mendel, Gregor Johann

Syllabification: Men·del, Gregor Johann
Pronunciation: /ˈmendl
 
/

Definition of Mendel, Gregor Johann in English:

( 1822–84), Moravian monk; the father of genetics. From systematically breeding peas, he demonstrated the transmission of characteristics in a predictable way by factors (genes) that remain intact and independent between generations and do not blend, although they may mask one another’s effects.

Definition of Mendel, Gregor Johann in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day reciprocity
Pronunciation: ˌresəˈpräsədē
noun
exchanging things with others for mutual benefit…