Definition of gene pool noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


gene pool

BrE BrE//ˈdʒiːn puːl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒiːn puːl//
(biology) Genetic engineering
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all of the genes that are available within breeding populations of a particular species of animal or plant The genetic variation of some plants from their parents results in expansion of the gene pool for a particular species. See related entries: Genetic engineering
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gene pool