diallel (not comparable)
- (genetics) Involving crosses between several or all possible combinations.
1988, Arnel R. Hallauer, Marcelo J. Carena, J.B. Miranda Filho, Quantitative Genetics in Maize Breeding, second edition, ISBN 978-1-4419-0765-3, page 119:
- The main difference with design II is that the same individuals are used as parents for the diallel mating design (individuals are used both as male and female).
- (obsolete) Meeting and intersecting, as lines; not parallel.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for diallel in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)