Definition of Genome

1. Noun. The ordering of genes in a haploid set of chromosomes of a particular organism; the full DNA sequence of an organism. "The human genome contains approximately three billion chemical base pairs"

Generic synonyms: Order, Ordering, Ordination

Definition of Genome

1. Noun. (genetics) The complete genetic information (either DNA or, in some viruses, RNA) of an organism, typically expressed in number of basepairs. ¹

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Definition of Genome

1. a haploid set of chromosomes [n -S] : GENOMIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Genome

1. The total set of genes carried by an individual or cell. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genome

genome (current term)
genome project
genome projects
genome transplant
genomic DNA
genomic equivalence
genomic formula
genomic imprinting
genomic library
genomic plasticity

Literary usage of Genome

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Genomic Revolution by National Academies Press (COR), National Academies (U.S.), Conference, Keck Futures Initiative (2006)
"What does the $1000 genome mean? One step these experts took was to redefine what version of the genome should be reduced to $1000. ..."

2. Computational Biology: Hearing Before the Committee on Commerce, Science edited by Conrad Burns (1996)
"We have Dr. David Kingsbury, Division of Biom├ędical Information and Science, and director of the Human genome Data Base, Johns Hopkins Medical School, ..."

3. Creation and Governance of Human Genetic Research Databases by Christina Sampogna (2006)
"deCODE is employing this approach to carry out research in approximately 50 common diseases.42 2.7.5 Estonian genome Project ^("Estonian Project" or "EGP") ..."

4. Catalyzing Inquiry at the Interface of Computing and Biology by John C. Wooley, Herbert Lin (2005)
"In 1986, Renato Dulbecco noted that sequencing the genome would be an ... In 1988, Charles DeLisi developed the idea of sequencing the genome in the context ..."

5. Mammalian Embryo Genomics by OECD (2003)
"Here in we describe ours efforts to help to characterize the early developmental block and genome activation in bovine species. ..."

6. Genetic Information and Health Care: Hearing Before the Committee on Labor edited by James M. Jeffords (2001)
"If I might share with you, I have a very special interest in the genome research, and I am absolutely amazed at what our scientists and technocrats have ..."

7. Reaping the Benefits of Genomic and Proteomic Research: Intellectual by Stephen A. Merrill, Anne-Marie Mazza (2006)
"In his role as director of the genome Sequencing Center at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Waterston brought whole-genome sequencing ..."

8. Small Business Innovation Research: Program Solicitation (1993)
"HUMAN genome DOE supports research to stimulate the acquisition of knowledge regarding the molecular structure of the human genome and to make this ..."

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