- The definition of blending inheritance is the combining of features or qualities of both parents in their children.
An example of blending inheritance is the labradoodle breed of dog from the mating of a labrador and a poodle.
blending inheritance definition by Webster's New World
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the blending of characteristics of the parents in the offspring, as in a pink flower that results from the mating of a red flower with a white one
blending inheritance definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The inheritance pattern of a system involving incomplete dominance, whereby characters are inherited in heterozygous individuals that show the effects of both alleles. As a result the inherited characters in the offspring are intermediate between those of the parents.