Definition of genome noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈdʒiːnəʊm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒiːnoʊm//
(biology) Genetic engineering
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the complete set of genes in a cell or living thing the human genome See related entries: Genetic engineering Word Origin1930s: blend of gene and chromosome.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: genome

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