Adjective "mendelian" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/mɛnˈdiːlɪən/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Relating to Mendel's theory of heredity.
  1. 'Since the 1860s Mendelian genetics has recognized that many phenotypic traits are related to functional units of heredity.'
  2. 'If the transgene exhibits Mendelian inheritance then it is being transmitted in the germ line.'
  3. 'An intelligent integration of Mendelian and molecular breeding techniques will help to enhance the nutritive value of staples.'

noun

A person who accepts or advocates Mendel's theory of heredity.
  1. 'As John Maynard Smith points out, the early Mendelians - the people early in this century who rediscovered Mendel - at first thought of themselves as anti-Darwinians.'

Definitions

1. of or relating to Gregor Mendel or to his laws of heredity. noun

2. a follower of Gregor Mendel; a person who accepts Mendelism.

More examples(as adjective)

"inheritances can be mendelian."

"geneticses can be mendelian."

"experiments can be mendelian."

"segregations can be mendelian."

"factors can be mendelian."

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Origin

(Mendelian)