mosaicism mosaicism


  • (n) the condition in which an organism has two or more cell populations that differ in genetic makeup


  1. Whether or not the speculation proves correct, the genetic mosaicism reflected in red blood cells definitely gives women an inherent advantage over men.
  2. Applying the Lyon hypothesis to women, geneticists at California's City of Hope have shown mosaicism in women who suffer from a form of Mediterranean anemia.


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untenable untenable
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