noun ex·ome \ˈek-ˌsōm\

Definition of exome

  1. :  the part of the genome consisting of exons that code information for protein synthesis The Personal Genome Project is beginning with the exome: the 1 percent of our genome that is translated into strings of amino acids that assemble themselves into proteins. — Steven Pinker The exome is the portion of the genome known to encode proteins … . Whole-exome sequencing has the advantage of reduced cost and analysis of a much smaller data set than that obtained by sequencing the entire genome. — Howard J. Jacob

Origin and Etymology of exome

ex(on) + (gen)ome

First Known Use: 2008

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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