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coefficient of inbreeding

noun

Medical Definition of coefficient of inbreeding

  1. :  a measure of the degree of inbreeding in a population expressed as the expected proportion of homozygous loci in an individual at which both alleles can be traced back to the same ancestor—called also inbreeding coefficient


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