Meaning of Robertson's law in English:

Robertson's law

Pronunciation /ˈrɒbəts(ə)nz ˌlɔː/


  • An empirical law stating that the number of chromosome arms of a population or species tends to remain constant, although the number of chromosomes may vary.


1930s; earliest use found in Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. From the genitive of the name of William R. B. Robertson + law.