gene pool


gene pool

noun

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

Full Definition of GENE POOL

:  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

  1. the gene pool of a species

First Known Use of GENE POOL

1946

gene pool

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GENE POOL

: 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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