wild type


wild type

noun

Definition of WILD TYPE

:  a phenotype, genotype, or gene that predominates in a natural population of organisms or strain of organisms in contrast to that of natural or laboratory mutant forms; also :  an organism or strain displaying the wild type
wild–type adjective

First Known Use of WILD TYPE

1914

wild type

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of WILD TYPE

: a phenotype, genotype, or gene that predominates in a natural population of organisms or strain of organisms in contrast to that of natural or laboratory mutant forms; also : an organism or strain displaying the wild type
wild–type adjective

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