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A set of alleles of different genes that are closely linked on one chromosome and are usually inherited as a unit.

[Greek haplous, single; see haploid + type.]


a set of alleles inherited by an individual from a single parent
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Noun1.haplotype - (genetics) a combination of alleles (for different genes) that are located closely together on the same chromosome and that tend to be inherited together
genetic science, genetics - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
combination - a collection of things that have been combined; an assemblage of separate parts or qualities