Dictionary.com

genome

[ jee-nohm ]
/ ˈdʒi noʊm /
Save This Word!

noun Genetics.
a full set of chromosomes; all the inheritable traits of an organism.
QUIZ
FIRE UP YOUR VOCAB FOR A "RED" SYNONYMS QUIZ
No fire engine reds here, only a fierce collection of vibrant words for the color red to test yourself on.
Question 1 of 7
What does "amaranth" mean?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help
Also ge·nom [jee-nom]. /ˈdʒi nɒm/.

Origin of genome

1925–30; <German Genom, equivalent to Gengene + (Chromos)omchromosome

OTHER WORDS FROM genome

ge·no·mic [ji-noh-mik, -nom-ik], /dʒɪˈnoʊ mɪk, -ˈnɒm ɪk/, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use genome in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for genome

genome

genom

/ (ˈdʒiːnəʊm) /

noun
the full complement of genetic material within an organism
all the genes comprising a haploid set of chromosomes

Derived forms of genome

genomic (dʒɪˈnɒmɪk), adjective

Word Origin for genome

C20: from German Genom, from Gen gene + (chromos) ome
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

Medical definitions for genome

genome
[ jēnōm′ ]

n.
A complete haploid set of chromosomes with its associated genes.

Other words from genome

ge•nomic (-nŏmĭk) adj.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for genome

genome
[ jēnōm ]

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.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Cultural definitions for genome

genome
[ (jee-nohm) ]

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.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
FEEDBACK