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genetic map

an arrangement of genes on a chromosome.
Also called gene map, linkage map.
1955-60 Unabridged
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  • Coming to you free online: a navigable genetic map of the human brain.
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  • The mouse genetic map, based on morphological markers, has already led to many insights into human biology.
British Dictionary definitions for genetic map

genetic map

a graphic representation of the order of genes within chromosomes by means of detailed analysis of the DNA See also chromosome map
Derived Forms
genetic mapping, noun
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genetic map in Medicine

genetic map n.
A graphic representation of the genes or mutable sites on a chromosome.

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genetic map in Science
genetic map or gene map  
A graphic representation of the arrangement of a gene or a DNA sequence on a chromosome. A genetic map is used to locate and identify the gene or group of genes that determines a particular inherited trait. ◇ Locating and identifying genes in a genetic map is called genetic mapping.
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