Medical Definition of Genetic load

1. In general terms the decrease in fitness of a population (as a result of selection acting on phenotypes) due to deleterious mutations in the population gene pool. More specifically, the average number of recessive lethal mutations, in the heterozygous state, estimated to be present in the genome of an individual in a population. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genetic Load

genetic fitness
genetic fixation
genetic gap
genetic gaps
genetic girl
genetic girls
genetic heterogeneity
genetic homeostasis
genetic identity
genetic induction
genetic information
genetic isolate
genetic lethal
genetic linkage
genetic load (current term)
genetic locus
genetic map
genetic mapping
genetic marker
genetic markers
genetic material
genetic materials
genetic memory
genetic model
genetic modification
genetic mutation
genetic penetrance
genetic polymorphism
genetic profiling

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