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Medical Term:

Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium

Pronunciation: har'de win'berg


that state in which the genetic structure of the population conforms to the prediction of the Hardy-Weinberg law; it is not a stable equilibrium, although for a large mating population it may be approximated.

Synonym(s): random mating equilibrium

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