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Definition of the noun allelomorph

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noun - plural: allelomorphs

  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
    • domain: genetic science / genetics
    • lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
    • synonym of allelomorph: allele
    • more generic words: cistron / factor / gene = 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
    • more specific terms:
      • dominant allele / dominant = an allele that produces the same phenotype whether its paired allele is identical or different
      • recessive allele / recessive = an allele that produces its characteristic phenotype only when its paired allele is identical

Alternative definition of the noun allelomorph


  1. [genetics] one of a number of alternative forms of the same gene occupying a given position on a chromosome

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics, and Informatics (2008)

by George P. Rédei

Allelic Interaction: ▷overdominance Allelomorph: Allelomorph is a historical term for an Allelic Recombination: Allelic recombination takes allele. ▷allele place between the same sites of the homologous chromosomes. ▷ectopic ...

Google previewPamphlets on Biology (1892)

Kofoid collection

Its allelomorph is the pink-eyed condition, d. A reduction in the amount of black and brown in the hair goes with the pink-eyed condition. B, the factor for black pigment. Its allelomorph is brown, b. The F2 generation obtained by back- crossing ...

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

(allelomorph) n. one of two or more alternative forms of a *gene, only one of which can be present in a chromosome. Two alleles of a particular gene occupy the same relative positions on a pair of *homologous chromosomes. If the two alleles ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Public Health. 2 Vol. (2008)

by Wilhelm Kirch

Synonyms Allelomorph Definition Diploidorganismslike humanscarrytwo copiesof each autosomal chromosome (paired homologous chromosomes) and thus, also two copies of every autosomal gene. One of the paired chromosomes ( one ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Genetics (1997)

by Robert C. King, William D. Stansfield

allelomorph 1 3 -CHS CH, -c= o II CH-C-O-CH, hydrocarbon by removal of one atom of hydrogen. Named by replacing the ending -ane of the hydrocarbon with - yl (e.g., methane becomes meth}>/). allantois a saclike outgrowth of the ventral ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Entomology (2011)

Allelomorph. Cf. Gene. ALLELOCHEMIC See Allelochemical. ALLELOCHEMICAL Noun. (Greek, allelon = one another + -alis = belonging to, having character of. PL, Allelochemicals.) Non-nutritional chemicals used by one Species to ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

also called allelomorph. One of two or more contrasting characteristics transmitted by alternative forms of a gene. —allelic, adj. allelo-, combining form meaning 'another': allelocatalysis, allelomorph. allelomorph. See allele. Allen- Doisy test ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Plant Sciences (2012)

by Michael Allaby

allelomorph. A term that is commonly shortened to *'allele'. allelopathy. The release into the environment by an organism of a chemical substance that acts as a *germination or growth inhibitor to another organism. Typical substances include ...

Google previewCRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences (2001)

by Robert Alan Lewis

allele (See also allelomorph). 1: one of a pair or series of altemative forms of a gene or DNA sequence thai occurs at a given locus on either of two homologous chromosomes and that ...

Google previewConcise Colour Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

allele (allelomorph) n.

Google previewA Dictionary of Nursing (2014)

by Tanya McFerran

allele (allelomorph) [a ̆-leel] n. one oftwo or more alternative forms of a gene, only one of which can be present in a chromosome. See also dominant, recessive. —allelic adj. allelomorph [a ̆-leel-oh-morf] n. see allele.

Google previewAustralian Nurses' Dictionary (2016)

by Jennie King, Rhonda Hawley

allelomorph (ə leeləˌmawf) ALLELE. Allen test ( alən ˌtest) used to test the ...

Google previewChurchill Livingstone Medical Dictionary (2008)

by Chris Brooker

allele n allelomorph. Describes the alternative forms of a gene at the same chromosomal location (locus). Previously used to denote inherited characteristics that are alternative and contrasting, such ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Botany (2002)

by Jill Bailey

allele (allelomorph) One of the possible forms of a given gene. The alleles of a particular gene occupy the same positions (loci) on homologous ...

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (2011)

by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood

Calledalso allelomorph. blank allelewhich produces an antigen which cannot be detected. null a.see silent allele (below). silenta.onethat produces no detectable effect. allelicexclusion [-le'lik] the processinwhich B and T lymphocytes ...

Google previewDictionary of Zoo Biology and Animal Management (2013)

by Paul A. Rees

allele, allelomorph Any of a number of different forms of a gene that may exist at a specific LOCUS on a chromosome,each of whichproducesadifferentvarietyofthe same trait. In diploid organisms,each individualnormallypossessestwoalleles ...

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Allelomorph Meaning

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