• WordNet 3.6
    • adj Mendelian of or relating to Gregor Mendel or in accord with Mendel's laws "Mendelian inheritance"
    • n Mendelian a follower of Mendelism
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mendelian (Biol) Behaving or being in accordance with Mendel's laws of inheritance; -- said of the distribution of inherited characteristics and of traits thus distributed.
    • Mendelian (Biol) Pert. to Mendel, or to Mendel's law; as, Mendelian inheritance.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Mendelian Of or pertaining to Gregor Johann Mendel (1822–84), an Austrian naturalist and ecclesiastic, or to the theoretical interpretations of his experiments in heredity or of others of like character: as, the Mendelian law of heredity. See ancestral inheritance.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Mendel's law


In literature:

He loves the Mendelians because he hates all the big names of the eighties and nineties.
"Ann Veronica" by H. G. Wells
I am all of my past, as every protagonist of the Mendelian law must agree.
"The Jacket (The Star-Rover)" by Jack London
If the accessory body is really to be regarded as bearing the factor for femaleness, then in Mendelian terms female is DD and male is DR.
"Darwin and Modern Science" by A.C. Seward and Others
Laxton, T., close on the trail of Mendelian principle.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
So we have the three-to-one Mendelian ratio.
"Taboo and Genetics" by Melvin Moses Knight, Iva Lowther Peters, and Phyllis Mary Blanchard
But the essence of Mendelian characters is their rigidity.
"Alfred Russel Wallace: Letters and Reminiscences Vol 2 (of 2)" by James Marchant
An illustration will probably make the Mendelian principle clear.
"The Science of Human Nature" by William Henry Pyle
This is in line with our experience in mixing of characters along Mendelian lines.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the" by Various
It is an excellent example of an inherited defect due to a single Mendelian factor.
"Applied Eugenics" by Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
In Mendelian language the male is homozygous, so-called "pure" as regards this character.
"Woman and Womanhood" by C. W. Saleeby

In news:

1 use mendelian randomisation analysis to investigate the relation between HDL cholesterol and coronary heart disease.
Natural selection gives no guarantee that any particular direction will be taken, and Mendelian/molecular genetics backs this up, by insisting that new variations, mutations, do not appear to needed order.
As an alternative to yellow corn, he's been developing an 85-day white corn hybrid using classic Mendelian genetics.

In science:

In the pre-Mendelian era, there was more plasticity in phenotype - genotype mapping, gradually taking on a one-to-one basis with a decline in morphological plasticity - yet another ’robustness’ enhancing strategy (Newman and Muller 2000).
Magnetism, FeS colloids, and Origins of Life
Mendelian randomisation: Why epidemiology needs a formal language for causality.
Identifying the consequences of dynamic treatment strategies: A decision-theoretic overview
Although presented in the context of a Mendelian model and a specific example, Smith (37) is more general than Elston & Stewart (11) in that computations may be made both upwards and downwards over the pedigree structure.
1953: An unrecognized summit in human genetic linkage analysis
The use of matrices in calculating mendelian probabilities.
1953: An unrecognized summit in human genetic linkage analysis
Wright (1931) Evolution in Mendelian populations.
Evolutionary game dynamics in phenotype space