from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A distinct phenotype associated with a specific allele.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In biology, one of a pair of mutually exclusive qualities exhibited respectively by each of two pure races or varieties of a species, these qualities being of such a nature that one or the other of the pair is exhibited in perfection, to the complete exclusion of the other, by each cross-bred descendant of the two pure races.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Biol.) One of the pure unit characters commonly existing singly or in pairs in the germ cells of Mendelian hybrids, and exhibited in varying proportion among the organisms themselves; same as allele, 2. Allelomorphs which under certain circumstances are themselves compound are called hypallelomorphs. See mendel's law.

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  • noun genetics one of a number of alternative forms of the same gene occupying a given position on a chromosome

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (genetics) either of a pair (or series) of alternative forms of a gene that can occupy the same locus on a particular chromosome and that control the same character


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

[Greek allēlōn, mutually (from allos, other; see al- in Indo-European roots) + –morph.]

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allelo- +‎ -morph


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