One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- another term for allele
- ‘‘Heterozygous’ means having two different allelomorphs in the two corresponding loci of a pair of chromosomes.’
- ‘We do not know at the moment what processes are primarily affected by the allelomorphs.’
- ‘Most of our discussions center around a simple case in which the loci are modeled as diploid with two possible allelomorphs.’
Early 20th century: from Greek allēl- ‘one another’ + morphē ‘form’.
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