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Mendelism (n.)

theory of inheritance of characteristic by means of (what now are called) genes, 1903, in reference to the work of Gregor Johann Mendel (1822-1884), Austrian biologist who enunciated the laws of heredity. Related: Mendelian.

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Definitions of Mendelism

Mendelism (n.)
the theory of inheritance based on Mendel's laws;
Synonyms: Mendelianism
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