Haplotype definition

hăplə-tīp
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A set of alleles of different genes that are closely linked on one chromosome and are usually inherited as a unit.
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A set of alleles inherited by an individual from a single parent.
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A set of alleles of different genes that are closely linked on one chromosome and are usually inherited as a unit.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
haplotype
Plural:
haplotypes

Origin of haplotype

  • Greek haplous single haploid type

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition