GMO

[ jee-em-oh ]
/ ˈdʒiˈɛmˈoʊ /

abbreviation

genetically modified organism: an organism or microorganism whose genetic material has been altered by means of genetic engineering.

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British Dictionary definitions for GMO

GMO

abbreviation for

genetically modified organism
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Medical definitions for GMO

GMO

abbr.

genetically modified organism
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Scientific definitions for GMO

GMO

Abbreviation of genetically modified organism
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Cultural definitions for GMO

GMO

The abbreviation for genetically modified organism. A GMO is an organism whose genome has been altered by the techniques of genetic engineering so that its DNA contains one or more genes not normally found there.

notes for GMO

A high percentage of food crops, such as corn and soybeans, are genetically modified.
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