ALLELE

noun. one of the alternate types of a gene at a certain venue onto every one of the sets of coordinating chromosomes transmitted from the mom and dad. Every individual commonly has 2 alleles for every gene, 1 transmitted from mom and dad. Individual alleles generate variety in hereditary attributes, such as eye color or blood type.

ALLELE: "The whole family was surprised that the baby came out with red hair, proving the father's allele must've been a bit more determined than the mother's."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ALLELE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/allele/ (accessed January 18, 2020).
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