genetic fitness


The reproductive success of a genotype, usually measured as the number of offspring produced by an individual that survive to reproductive age relative to the average for the population.

Nearby words

  1. genetic engineering,
  2. genetic fallacy,
  3. genetic female,
  4. genetic fingerprint,
  5. genetic fingerprinting,
  6. genetic immunity,
  7. genetic lethal,
  8. genetic load,
  9. genetic male,
  10. genetic map

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