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Uniparental disomy

Definition(s)

(UPD) The situation in which both members of a chromosome pair or segments of a chromosome pair are inherited from one parent and neither is inherited from the other parent. Uniparental disomy can result in an abnormal phenotype in some cases.

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Related discussion in the Handbook

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: October 27, 2014