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al·le·lo·morph

 (ə-lē′lə-môrf′, ə-lĕl′ə-)
n.
1. A distinct phenotype associated with a specific allele.
2. See allele.

[Greek allēlōn, mutually (from allos, other; see al- in Indo-European roots) + -morph.]

al·le′lo·mor′phic adj.
al·le′lo·mor′phism n.

allelomorph

(əˈliːləˌmɔːf)
n
(Genetics) genetics another term for allele

al•lele

(əˈlil)

n.
one of two or more alternative forms of a gene occupying the same position on matching chromosomes: an individual normally has two alleles for each trait, one from either parent.
[1930–35; < German Allel, appar. as shortening of German equivalents of allelomorph or allelomorphic gene]
al•lel•ic (əˈli lɪk, əˈlɛl ɪk) adj.
al•lel′ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.allelomorph - (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 characterallelomorph - (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"
cistron, gene, factor - (genetics) 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; it is considered a unit of heredity; "genes were formerly called factors"
dominant allele, dominant - an allele that produces the same phenotype whether its paired allele is identical or different
recessive, recessive allele - an allele that produces its characteristic phenotype only when its paired allele is identical
genetic science, genetics - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
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