map unit

noun

Medical Definition of map unit

: a unit representing a recombination frequency of one percent between genes and used as a measure of distance between genes in the construction of genetic maps

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“Map unit.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/map%20unit. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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