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gene pool

noun

Simple Definition of gene pool

  • biology : all of the genes in a particular group of people or animals

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of gene pool

  1. :  the collection of genes in an interbreeding population that includes each gene at a certain frequency in relation to its alleles :  the genetic information of a population of interbreeding organisms <the human gene pool>

Examples of gene pool in a sentence

  1. the gene pool of a species



1946

First Known Use of gene pool

1946


Medical Dictionary

gene pool

noun

Medical Definition of gene pool

  1. :  the collection of genes in an interbreeding population that includes each gene at a certain frequency in relation to its alleles :  the genetic information of a population of interbreeding organisms <the human gene pool>




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