gene pool

Origin of gene pool

First recorded in 1945–50
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British Dictionary definitions for gene pool

gene pool

noun
  1. the sum of all the genes in an interbreeding population
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gene pool in Medicine

gene pool

n.
  1. The collective genetic information contained within a population of sexually reproducing organisms.
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gene pool in Science

gene pool

  1. The collective genetic information contained within a population of sexually reproducing organisms.
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gene pool in Culture

gene pool

The total number of genes available in a given species.

Note

Loosely speaking, the gene pool represents the total breeding stock available to the species.
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