gene pool

noun
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of gene pool

:the collection of genes in an interbreeding population that includes each gene at a certain frequency in relation to its alleles :the genetic information of a population of interbreeding organisms
  • the human gene pool

Examples of gene pool in a Sentence

  1. the gene pool of a species

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First Known Use of gene pool

1941


GENE POOL Defined for English Language Learners

gene pool

noun

Definition of gene pool for English Language Learners

  • biology : all of the genes in a particular group of people or animals


Medical Dictionary

gene pool

noun

medical Definition of gene pool

:the collection of genes in an interbreeding population that includes each gene at a certain frequency in relation to its alleles :the genetic information of a population of interbreeding organisms
  • the human gene pool

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