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.

Dictionary definition

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".

Wise words

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley