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men·de·li·an

(men-dēl'ē-ăn),
Attributed to or described by Gregor Mendel; usually referring to the behavior and the mechanism of the genetic transmission of single-locus traits.

Mendelian

(mĕn-dē′lē-ən, -dēl′yən)
adj.
Of, relating to, or designating Gregor Mendel or his theories of genetics.

mendelian

See mendelism.

mendelian

adjective
(1) Referring to a type of inheritance in which a specific trait is affected by a set of alleles of a single gene.
(2) Referring to a type of inheritance in which genetic information is transmitted by one or more nuclear genes, as opposed to cytoplasmic or epigenetic mechanisms.
(3) Referring to the principles formulated by Gregor Mendel, the father of modern genetics.

men·de·li·an

(men-dē'lē-ăn)
Attributed to or described by Gregor Mendel; usually referring to the behavior and the mechanism of the genetic transmission of single-locus traits.

Mendelian

pertaining to mendel's laws.

Mendelian inheritance
the patterns of inheritance (1) as explained by Mendel's laws.
Mendelian rate
an expression of the numerical relations of the occurrence of distinctly contrasted mendelian characteristics in succeeding generations of hybrid offspring.