dwarfness
noun see dwarf I

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  • Mendel's law — Men del s law A principle governing the inheritance of many characters in animals and plants, discovered by Gregor J. Mendel (Austrian Augustinian abbot, 1822 84) in breeding experiments with peas. He showed that the height, color, and other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dwarf — I. noun (plural dwarfs; also dwarves) Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English dwerg, dwerf, from Old English dweorg, dweorh; akin to Old High German twerg dwarf Date: before 12th century 1. a. a person of unusually small stature;… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • al|lele — «uh LEEL», noun. 1. either of a pair of alternative characteristics, such as tallness and dwarfness, potentially present in the germ cell. 2. a gene, especially one gene of a pair that bear these characteristics. ╂[short for allelomorph] …   Useful english dictionary

  • re|ces´sive|ness — re|ces|sive «rih SEHS ihv», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. likely to go back; receding. 2. Biology. of or having to do with a recessive character: »Blue eyes are recessive in a person, brown eyes dominant. In peas tallness is dominant, dwarfness… …   Useful english dictionary

  • re|ces´sive|ly — re|ces|sive «rih SEHS ihv», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. likely to go back; receding. 2. Biology. of or having to do with a recessive character: »Blue eyes are recessive in a person, brown eyes dominant. In peas tallness is dominant, dwarfness… …   Useful english dictionary

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