American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Mendel, Gregor Johann 1822-1884. Moravian botanist and founder of the science of genetics. Through experiments with plants, chiefly garden peas, he discovered the principle of the inheritance of characteristics through the combination of genes from parent cells.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Gregor Johann Mendel, founder of the science of genetics (1822-1884); Gregor Mendel.
- n. Augustinian monk and botanist whose experiments in breeding garden peas led to his eventual recognition as founder of the science of genetics (1822-1884)
“As Mendelism can be summed up in Mendel's two rules, Morganism, at least to a certain extent, can be expressed in laws or rules.”
“He was called Mendel, she recalled, and he possessed a gentle nature.”
“Brim, if you should need any more help or anything, and can't get hold of me, there's a man called Mendel who lives in Mitcham, a retired police inspector.”
“Innumerable experiments which have since been made with other pairs of characters have demonstrated that this same mathematical proportion holds good throughout the whole world of plants and animals;  and hence this astonishing result is now called Mendel's”
“Notice that these distinctions apply to all the standard examples of evolution, such as Mendel selecting his peas, moths adapting to trees darkened by soot, and the beaks of the finches on the Galapagos Islands.”
“To do this they need to have memorized 'Mendel's laws'.”
“They might be able to explain the physical forces and interactions that bring about the different stages, and how the genetics principles called 'Mendel's rules' are a consequence of what happens to chromosomes in meiosis.”
“Darwin was weak on that point and groundbreaking biologists such as Mendel were strong on it.”
““Darwin was weak on that point and groundbreaking biologists such as Mendel were strong on it.””
“Focke did briefly refer to Mendel, and the page where he did so was indeed uncut in Darwin’s copy.”
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