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.
- Law of similars
law of similars n. A principle of homeopathic medicine stating that a drug capable of producing morbid symptoms in a healthy person will cure similar symptoms occurring as a manifestation of disease.
noun, Trigonometry. 1. a law stating that the ratio of a side of a plane triangle to the sine of the opposite angle is the same for all three sides. 2. a law stating that the ratio of the sine of an arc of a spherical triangle to the sine of the opposite angle is […]
- Law of succession
noun the laws regarding the appointment or replacement of a head of state or monarch
noun 1. Geology. a basic law of geochronology, stating that in any undisturbed sequence of rocks deposited in layers, the youngest layer is on top and the oldest on bottom, each layer being younger than the one beneath it and older than the one above it. law of superposition