Meaning of law of independent assortment

law' of independ'ent assort'ment

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— Genetics. Genetics.
  1. the principle, originated by Gregor Mendel, stating that when two or more characteristics are inherited, individual hereditary factors assort independently during gamete production, giving different traits an equal opportunity of occurring together. Also called
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