wild type

noun

Definition of wild type

  1. :  a phenotype, genotype, or gene that predominates in a natural population of organisms or strain of organisms in contrast to that of natural or laboratory mutant forms; also :  an organism or strain displaying the wild type

wild–type

adjective

First Known Use of wild type

1914


Medical Dictionary

wild type

noun

Medical Definition of wild type

  1. :  a phenotype, genotype, or gene that predominates in a natural population of organisms or strain of organisms in contrast to that of natural or laboratory mutant forms; also :  an organism or strain displaying the wild type

wild–type

adjective

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