law of recapitulation n.
See biogenetic law.
- Law of referred pain
law of referred pain n. The principle that pain arises only from irritation of nerves that are sensitive to painful stimuli applied to the surface of the body.
noun 1. the principle that when a ray of light, radar pulse, or the like, is reflected from a smooth surface the angle of reflection is equal to the angle of incidence, and the incident ray, the reflected ray, and the normal to the surface at the point of incidence all lie in the same […]
noun 1. the principle that for a ray, radar pulse, or the like, that is incident on the interface of two media, the ratio of the sine of the angle of incidence to the sine of the angle of refraction is equal to the ratio of the velocity of the ray in the first medium […]
noun, 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. law of segregation n. See Mendel’s law. law of segregation See under Mendel’s law.