Genome is defined as all of a somatic cell's genetic information, or a set of haploid chromosomes.
An example of a genome is what determines the physical characteristics of a person.
- one complete haploid set of chromosomes of an organism
- the total genetic information present in a somatic cell and unique to any specific organism
Origin of genomeGerman genom from gen, gene + (chromos)om, chromosome
- The total genetic content contained in a haploid set of chromosomes in eukaryotes, in a single chromosome in bacteria or archaea, or in the DNA or RNA of viruses.
- An organism's genetic material.
Origin of genomegen(e) -ome