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allelomorph Syllabification: al·le·lo·morph
Pronunciation: /əˌlēləˈmôrf/ /əˌlel-/

Definition of allelomorph in English:


Another term for allele.
Example sentences
  • Most of our discussions center around a simple case in which the loci are modeled as diploid with two possible allelomorphs.
  • ‘Heterozygous’ means having two different allelomorphs in the two corresponding loci of a pair of chromosomes.
  • We do not know at the moment what processes are primarily affected by the allelomorphs.


Pronunciation: /-ˈmôrfik/
Example sentences
  • The whole explanation fails unless some added agency be devised to take over the duty which the specific allelomorphic forces abandon after the occurrence of crossing over.
  • By this we mean that a certain total number of distinctive genes or allelomorphic factors constitute the complexity of the many kinds of plants and animals.
  • It was 25 years before these groups were shown to be inherited as Mendelian characters by means of three allelomorphic genes A, B and O and were, in fact, entities of one blood group system.


Early 20th century: from Greek allēl- 'one another' + morphē 'form'.

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