Definition of "wild-type" []

  • The typical form of a species of organism resulting from breeding under natural conditions (noun)
  • Alternative spelling of wild type. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "wild-type" in a sentence
  • "As we've previously noted, only patients whose tumors contain wild-type, that is unmutated KRAS genes, should receive Vectibix therapy."
  • "GB: Back-breeding of humans the way that some livestock has been back-bred to early stock, or wild-type animals, could probably produce"
  • "The idea is that the presence of two copies of the R577X variant predisposes subjects to endurance, whereas the “normal,” or wild-type, gene results in a muscle type better suited to sprint and power events."