Meaning of “allele” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “allele” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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allelenoun [ C ]


biology one of two or more genes (= part of a cell that controls characteristics) that is found in the same position in a chromosome (= cell structure), and so produces a particular characteristic such as eye color

(Definition of “allele” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)