wild type

  1. an organism having an appearance that is characteristic of the species in a natural breeding population.

  2. the form or forms of a gene commonly occurring in nature in a given species.

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  • wild-type, adjective

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wild type

  1. biology the typical form of a species of organism resulting from breeding under natural conditions

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