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Mosaic

Synonym(s)

  • mosaicism

Definition(s)

The post-fertilization occurrence of two or more cell lines with different genetic or chromosomal constitutions within a single individual or tissue.

Definition from: GeneReviewsThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. from the University of Washington and the National Center for Biotechnology Information

An organism or one of its parts composed of cells of more than one genotype.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

Related discussion in the Handbook

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: July 21, 2014