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noun ge·nome \ˈjē-ˌnōm\

Definition of genome

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

Origin and Etymology of genome

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


First Known Use: 1926

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genome

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noun ge·nome \ˈjē-ˌnōm\

Medical Definition of genome

  1. :  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 Oliwenstein, Discover, January 1996



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