coefficient of inbreeding

noun

: 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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“Coefficient of inbreeding.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/coefficient%20of%20inbreeding. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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