selection pressure

noun

Medical Definition of selection pressure

: the effect of selection on the relative frequency of one or more genes within a population

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“Selection pressure.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/selection%20pressure. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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