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noun ge·nome \ˈjē-ˌnōm\

Definition of genome

  1. :  one haploid set of chromosomes with the genes they contain; broadly :  the genetic material of an organism

  1. compare proteome



Origin and Etymology of genome

German Genom, from Gen gene + -om (as in Chromosom chromosome)


First Known Use: 1930

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genome

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noun ge·nome \ˈjē-ˌnōm\

Medical Definition of genome

  1. :  one haploid set of chromosomes with the genes they contain; broadly :  the genetic material of an organism <The idea behind sequencing an organism's genome—decoding, letter by letter, the message contained in every last one of its genes—is that it would tell us a lot about how the organism works.—Lori Oliwenstein, Discover, January 1996>




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