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genetic load

noun
1.
the extent to which a population deviates from the theoretically fittest genetic constitution.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70
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genetic load n.
The aggregate of deleterious genes that are carried, mostly hidden, in the genome of a population and that may be transmitted to descendants.

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genetic load  
The aggregate of deleterious genes that are carried, mostly hidden, in the genome of a population and may be transmitted to descendants. Inbreeding usually causes an increase in genetic load.
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