genome

[jee-nohm]
noun Genetics.
a full set of chromosomes; all the inheritable traits of an organism.
Also, genom [jee-nom] .


Origin:
1925–30; < German Genom, equivalent to Gen gene + (Chromos)om chromosome

genomic [ji-noh-mik, -nom-ik] , adjective
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genome or genom (ˈdʒiːnəʊm)
 
n
1.  the full complement of genetic material within an organism
2.  all the genes comprising a haploid set of chromosomes
 
[C20: from German Genom, from Gengene + (chromos)ome]
 
genom or genom
 
n
 
[C20: from German Genom, from Gengene + (chromos)ome]
 
genomic or genom
 
adj

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genome
"sum total of genes in a set," 1930, from Ger. genom, coined 1920 by Ger. botanist Hans Winkler, from gen "gene" + (chromos)om "chromosome."
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genome ge·nome (jē'nōm') or ge·nom (-nŏm)
n.
A complete haploid set of chromosomes with its associated genes.


ge·nom'ic (-nŏm'ĭk) adj.
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genome   (jē'nōm)  Pronunciation Key 
The total amount of genetic information in the chromosomes of an organism, including its genes and DNA sequences. The genome of eukaryotes is made up of a single, haploid set of chromosomes that is contained in the nucleus of every cell and exists in two copies in the chromosomes of all cells except reproductive and red blood cells. The human genome is made up of about 35,000 genes. Compare proteome.
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genome [(jee-nohm)]

The sum of all information contained in the DNA for any living thing. The sequence of all the nucleotides in all the chromosomes of an organism.

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Readers respond to articles on human genome mapping.
It wouldn't be the last time that the human genome crossed his mind.
Rival versions of the human genome have been published at last.
Scientists have completed a rough sketch of the canine genome.
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