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English noun: allele

1. allele (body) (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

SamplesSome alleles are dominant over others.


Broader (hypernym)cistron, factor, gene

Narrower (hyponym)dominant, dominant allele, recessive, recessive allele

Domain categorygenetic science, genetics

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