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[hap-luh-tahyp] /ˈhæp ləˌtaɪp/

Genetics. a combination of closely linked DNA sequences on one chromosome that are often inherited together:
By comparing haplotypes of a mother and father with those of a fetus, scientists can study how new genetic changes arise.
a set of alleles inherited by an individual from a single parent

haplotype hap·lo·type (hāp’lə-tīp’)


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