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Relating to or denoting an allele or chromosomal abnormality which impairs the viability of most of the individuals homozygous for it.
- ‘Pokey (pok), a sex-linked recessive semi-lethal gene in Tribolium castaneum has been described.’
- ‘Some of the genes that gives the mouse its common colours or markings also makes the mouse sick, or unfit to live. These genes are called semi-lethal or lethal.’
- ‘A chief difficulty in arguing for macroevolution by mutations is the fact that most expressed mutations are either lethal or semi-lethal.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.