exposome

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

expose +‎ -ome, coined by Dr. Christopher Wild, cancer epidemiologist, in 2005.

Noun[edit]

exposome (plural exposomes)

  1. A measure of the effects of life-long environmental exposures on health.
    • 2015 December 1, Stein, Richard A., “The Naturome Awaits the Nurturome”, in Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, volume 35, number 21, page 34:
      While the definition of the exposome includes all exposures that occur from conception throughout an individual's lifetime, an emerging concept is the need to also consider exposures prior to conception.