Definition of gene pool in English:

gene pool

Syllabification: gene pool

noun

  • The stock of different genes in an interbreeding population.
    More example sentences
    • The life of the mind, the life of the genome and the gene pool are characterised alike in this way by change, and change which feeds on the random.
    • Selective elimination of genetically flawed newborns is necessary if we are to prevent their inferior genes from entering the gene pool.
    • The genes of this particular chance group will then dominate the entire gene pool of populations to come.

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