Definition of mosaicism in English:

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Pronunciation: /mōˈzāəˌsizəm/


The property or state of being composed of cells of two genetically different types.
Example sentences
  • High rates of structural instability have in fact been reported for palindromic transgenes in mice, where mitotic mosaicism and rearranged versions of the transgene have been detected in the progeny.
  • This can be explained on the basis of germline or gonadal mosaicism.
  • This results in female mosaicism for loci located in the differential chromosome region.

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Syllabification: mo·sa·i·cism

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