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Occurring, growing, or living in a natural state; not domesticated, cultivated, or tamed: wild geese; edible wild plants.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.Genetics Referring to that which has been neither intentionally inbred or genetically manipulated
(1) Referring to a natural environment; not domesticated—e.g., animals on the Serengeti
(2) Referring to a lack of inhibition and self-control
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
wild adjective Referring to that which has been neither intentionally inbred or genetically manipulated
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
wild Relating to an entity, such as a virus, bacterium or gene that arises naturally or that comes from a natural environment, rather than that originates in a laboratory or as a result of artificial circumstances.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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