Skip to Content

coefficient of inbreeding


Definition: the probability that the progeny of a consanguineous marriage will be homozygous for a specific autosomal allele derived from a common ancestor.

Synonym(s): coefficient of consanguinity

Disclaimer: This site is designed to offer information for general educational purposes only. The health information furnished on this site and the interactive responses are not intended to be professional advice and are not intended to replace personal consultation with a qualified physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. You must always seek the advice of a professional for questions related to a disease, disease symptoms, and appropriate therapeutic treatments.
© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.