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law' of independ'ent assort'ment



Genetics.
the principle, originated by Gregor Mendel, stating that when two or more characteristics are inherited, individual hereditary factors assort independently during gamete production, giving different traits an equal opportunity of occurring together. Also called Mendel's second law, Mendel's law.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

law of identitylaw of large numbers
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