Try Our Apps


The Best Internet Slang

allele frequency

noun, Genetics.

gene frequency

the frequency of occurrence or proportions of different alleles of a particular gene in a given population.
Also called allele frequency.
Origin of gene frequency
First recorded in 1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for allele frequency

gene frequency

the frequency of occurrence of a particular allele in a population
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
allele frequency in Science
allele frequency  
The percentage of a population of a species that carries a particular allele on a given chromosome locus.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for allele frequency

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for allele

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for allele frequency