[ jee-nohm ]
/ ˈdʒi noʊm /
a full set of chromosomes; all the inheritable traits of an organism.
Also ge·nom [jee-nom] /ˈdʒi nɒm/.
Related formsge·no·mic [ji-noh-mik, -nom-ik] /dʒɪˈnoʊ mɪk, -ˈnɒm ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for genom
/ (ˈdʒiːnəʊm) /
the full complement of genetic material within an organism
all the genes comprising a haploid set of chromosomes
Derived Formsgenomic (dʒɪˈnɒmɪk), adjective
Word Origin for genome
C20: from German Genom, from Gen gene + (chromos) ome
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Medicine definitions for genom
[ jē′nōm′ ]
A complete haploid set of chromosomes with its associated genes.
Related formsge•nom′ic (-nŏm′ĭk) adj.
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Science definitions for genom
[ jē′nōm ]
The total amount of genetic information in the chromosomes of an organism, including its genes and DNA sequences. The genome of eukaryotes is made up of a single, haploid set of chromosomes that is contained in the nucleus of every cell and exists in two copies in all cells except reproductive and red blood cells. The human genome is made up of about 20,000 to 25,000 genes. Compare proteome.
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Culture definitions for genom
[ (jee-nohm) ]
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