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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The typical form of an organism, strain, gene, or characteristic as it occurs in nature, as distinguished from mutant forms that may result from selective breeding.

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  • n. The typical form of an organism, strain, gene or characteristic as it occurs in nature

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