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 (mĕn′dl-ĭz′əm) also Men·de·li·an·ism (mĕn-dē′lē-ə-nĭz′əm)
The theoretical principles of heredity formulated by Gregor Mendel; Mendel's laws.


(ˈmɛndəˌlɪzəm) or


(Biology) the science of heredity based on Mendel's laws with some modifications in the light of more recent knowledge


(ˈmɛn dlˌɪz əm)

the theories of heredity advanced by Gregor Mendel.


the laws of inheritance through genes, discovered by Gregor J. Mendel. — Mendelian. n., adj.
See also: Heredity
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Noun1.Mendelism - the theory of inheritance based on Mendel's lawsMendelism - the theory of inheritance based on Mendel's laws
theory of inheritance - (biology) a theory of how characteristics of one generation are derived from earlier generations


n. mendelismo, principios que explican la trasmisión genética de ciertos rasgos.
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The Mendelism is the study of heredity according to the chromosome theory: the living thing reproductive cells contain factors which transmit to their offspring particular characteristics [13].
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