Font Size

Definition of Random mating

Random mating: Totally haphazard mating, with no regard to the genetic makeup (genotype) of the mate, so that any sperm has an equal chance of fertilizing any egg. Random mating rarely, if ever, occurs, but the concept is important in population genetics. Also known as panmixus.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z

Search Medical Dictionary

Medical Dictionary