Punnett square



noun

in genetics, a type of grid used to show the gametes of each parent and their possible offspring; a type of grid that can indicate all the possible outcomes of a genetic cross; also called checkerboard
Word Origin

from Reginald Crundall Punnett, English geneticist

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