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**"Inbreeding coefficient"**The probability that an individual taken at random from the population will be autozygous.

a measure of the genetic effects of inbreeding in terms of the proportionate reduction in heterozygosity in an inbred organism compared withthe heterozygosity expected with random mating.

The rate at which heterozygosity is reduced (or homozygosity is increased) per generation in the population.