gene frequency

noun

Definition of gene frequency

: the ratio of the number of a specified allele in a population to the total of all alleles at its genetic locus

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Recent Examples on the Web Nielsen and Wei had been interested in using the UK Biobank data to investigate how patterns of gene frequencies were being shaped by the pressures of modern life. Megan Molteni, WIRED, 3 June 2019

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1929, in the meaning defined above

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“Gene frequency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gene%20frequency. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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gene frequency

noun

Medical Definition of gene frequency

: the ratio of the number of a specified allele in a population to the total of all alleles at its genetic locus

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