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genetic load

noun

Definition of genetic load

  1. :  the decrease in fitness of the average individual in a population relative to the fittest genotype due to the presence of deleterious genes in the gene pool



1965

First Known Use of genetic load

1965

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genetic load

noun

Medical Definition of genetic load

  1. :  the decrease in fitness of the average individual in a population due to the presence of deleterious genes or genotypes in the gene pool




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