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Pronunciation: ā′mōrf

Definition: An allele that has no phenotypically recognizable product and therefore its existence can be inferred on molecular evidence only, depending on the subtlety of the means of detection available.

Synonym(s): silent allele

[G. a- neg. + morphē, form, shape]

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