law of segregation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n law of segregation members of a pair of homologous chromosomes separate during the formation of gametes and are distributed to different gametes so that every gamete receives only one member of the pair
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Usage

In literature:

There are laws of dissolution, and laws of segregation and combination in the political as in the natural world.
"Continental Monthly , Vol V. Issue III. March, 1864" by Various
In others shore patrols forced segregation on civilian places of entertainment, even when state laws forbade it.
"Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965" by Morris J. MacGregor Jr.
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In news:

My View of Segregation Laws.
In a recent column I mentioned the law of 1875 that kept blacks racially segregated for almost 90 years without mentioning them.
Come Walk in My Shoes provides a fresh, first-person perspective on the nonviolent protests that challenged segregation laws in the South and prompted the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965.
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In science:

The strong segregation of the core and power-law galaxies confirms the conclusion of Faber et al. (1997) that the two forms of central structure correspond to different levels of rotation in the larger bodies of the galaxies.
Cores and the Kinematics of Early-Type Galaxies
The two core galaxies with MV > −20 are segregated from power-law galaxies of the same luminosity by their low λRe/2 values.
Cores and the Kinematics of Early-Type Galaxies
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