from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. Gregor Johann Mendel, founder of the science of genetics (1822-1884); Gregor Mendel.

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  • 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)


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