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Galton law

Pronunciation: gahl'ton

Definition: in a population mating at random, the progeny of a parent with an extreme value for a measurable phenotype will tend on average to have values nearer the population mean than in the extreme parent.

Synonym(s): law of regression to mean

See Also: law of regression to mean

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