Segregation

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segregation

1. The act of segregating, or the state of being segregated; separation from others; a parting.

2. (Science: geology) separation from a mass, and gathering about centers or into cavities at hand through cohesive attraction or the crystallizing process.

3. (genetic) the formation of unique gametes from the genotype of the parents source: WiseIdiot

Origin: L. Segregatio: cf. F. Segregation.