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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
March 05, 2015
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