Meaning of law of segregation

law' of segrega'tion

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— Genetics. Genetics.
  1. the principle, originated by Gregor Mendel, stating that during the production of gametes the two copies of each hereditary factor segregate so that offspring acquire one factor from each parent. Also called
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