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Meaning of SEGREGATION

Pronunciation:  `segru'geyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of segregating or sequestering; "sequestration of the jury"
  2. [n]  a social system that provides separate facilities for minority groups
  3. [n]  (genetics) the separation of paired alleles during meiosis so that members of each pair of alleles appear in different gametes
 

SEGREGATION is a 11 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: sequestration
 
 Antonyms: desegregation, integrating, integration
 
 See Also: biological process, de facto segregation, de jure segregation, meiosis, miosis, organic process, purdah, racial segregation, reduction division, separation, sex segregation, social organisation, social organization, social structure, social system, structure

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Seg`re*ga"tion\, n. [L. segregatio: cf. F.
s['e]gr['e]gation.]
1. The act of segregating, or the state of being segregated;
   separation from others; a parting.

2. (Geol.) Separation from a mass, and gathering about
   centers or into cavities at hand through cohesive
   attraction or the crystallizing process.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Separation of parental chromosomes at meiosis and of alleles, leading to new gene combinations.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: 
  1. The normal biological process whereby the two pieces of a chromosome pair are separated during meiosis and randomly distributed to the germ cells.
  2. in the formation of sex cells, the process in which paired hereditary factors separate, forming sex cells that contain either one or the other factor.
 

 

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