genome

noun ge·nome \ ˈjē-ˌnōm \

Definition of genome

:one haploid set of chromosomes with the genes they contain; broadly :the genetic material of an organism — compare proteome

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Origin and Etymology of genome

German Genom, from Gen gene + -om (as in Chromosom chromosome)

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genome

noun ge·nome \ ˈjē-ˌnōm \

medical Definition of genome

:one haploid set of chromosomes with the genes they contain; broadly :the genetic material of an organism
  • The idea behind sequencing an organism's genome—decoding, letter by letter, the message contained in every last one of its genes—is that it would tell us a lot about how the organism works.
  • —Lori OliwensteinDiscoverJanuary 1996


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