Associations to the word «Allele»
ALLELE, noun. (genetics) One of a number of alternative forms of the same gene occupying a given position on a chromosome.
ALLELE, noun. (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; "some alleles are dominant over others".
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