HyperDic: allele

English > 1 sense of the word allele:
NOUNbodyallele, allelomorph(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
allele > pronunciation
Soundsahleh'liy
Rhymesably ... zealously: 1543 rhymes with liy...
English > allele: 1 sense > noun 1, body
Meaning(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.
Example"some alleles are dominant over others"
Synonymallelomorph
Categorygenetics, genetic scienceThe branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
Narrowerdominant allele, dominantAn allele that produces the same phenotype whether its paired allele is identical or different
recessive allele, recessiveAn allele that produces its characteristic phenotype only when its paired allele is identical
Broadergene, cistron, factor(genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain
Spanishalelomorfo, alelo, allelomorph
Catalanal·lel, al·lelomorf, allelomorph
Adjectivesallelicof or relating to alleles

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