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allele

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al=lele

CIDE DICTIONARY

allelen. 
  •  one of two or more alternative forms of a gene that can have the same place on homologous chromosomes and are responsible for alternative traits.  [WordNet 1.5]
  •  either of a pair of Mendelian characters that may occur in an organism as a consequence of variation at one gene locus.  [PJC]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

allele, n. (also allel) one of the (usu. two) alternative forms of a gene.

Derivative
allelic adj.
Etymology
G Allel, abbr. of ALLELOMORPH

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