Definition of Mosaicism

1. Noun. The condition in which an organism has two or more cell populations that differ in genetic makeup.

Generic synonyms: Condition



Definition of Mosaicism

1. Noun. (genetics) the condition in which more than one genetically distinct population of cells coexist within one individual ¹

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Definition of Mosaicism

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Mosaicism

1. The occurrence in an individual of two or more cell populations of different chromosomal constitutions, derived from a single zygote. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mosaicism

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mosaicism (current term)
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Literary usage of Mosaicism

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1. Gene Transfer in Animal Systems: Bibliography, 1985-1991 (1993)
"Active mariner elements identified by their ability to induce high levels of white-peach mosaicism are denoted Mos (Mosaic) factors. ..."

2. Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: Report of the U. S. Preventive by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"... between the karyotype of villi and the fetus due to maternal cell contamination or placental mosaicism, and failure to obtain an adequate specimen, ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"... of bearing further affected children and raises the need for examination of other female relatives for evidence of cell mosaicism for the HGPRT enzyme. ..."

4. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"The presence of coat color mosaicism in female mice heterozygous for mutant mottled alleles indicates that significant gene action occurs at the level of ..."

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