genome [ jee-nohm ] SHOW IPA / ˈdʒi noʊm / PHONETIC RESPELLING EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun . Genetics a full set of chromosomes; all the inheritable traits of an organism. Nearby words genocopy
ge·nom [ jee-nom] /ˈdʒi nɒm/
Origin of genome 1925–30;
Chromos)om chromosome Related forms ge·no·mic , [ji- noh-mik, - nom-ik] /dʒɪˈnoʊ mɪk, -ˈnɒm ɪk/ adjective
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Examples from the Web for genome British Dictionary definitions for genome noun the full complement of genetic material within an organism all the genes comprising a haploid set of chromosomes Derived Forms genomic ( dʒɪˈnɒmɪk), adjective Word Origin for genome
C20: from German
Genom, from Gen gene + ( chromos) ome
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Word Origin and History for genome n.
"sum total of genes in a set," 1930, modeled on German
genom, coined 1920 by German botanist Hans Winkler, from gen "gene" + (chromos)om "chromosome."
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Medicine definitions for genome n. A complete haploid set of chromosomes with its associated genes. Related forms ge•nom ( ′ic -nŏm) ′ĭk adj.
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Science definitions for genome 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 genome
The sum of all information contained in the
DNA for any living thing. The sequence of all the nucleotides in all the chromosomes of an organism.
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