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Definition of Law, Hardy-Weinberg

Law, Hardy-Weinberg: A basic concept in population genetics that relates the gene frequency to the genotype frequency. The Hardy-Weinberg law can be used, for example, to determine allele frequency and heterozygote frequency when the incidence of a genetic disorder is known.

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