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Dihybrid

Definition
noun, plural: dihybrids
(1) The offspring of a dihybrid cross, i.e. a genetic cross involving two gene loci, each with two different alleles
(2) An individual heterozygous for two gene loci of interest
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Word origin: Greek di- (two, twice, double) + Latin hybrida, from ibrida (offspring)
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Related term(s):

  • dihybrid cross
  • hybrid


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