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isolate

[′ī·sə‚lāt]
(chemical engineering)
To separate two portions of a process system by means of valving or line blanks; used as safety measure during maintenance or repair, or to redirect process flows.
(electricity)
To disconnect a circuit or piece of equipment from an electric supply system.
(genetics)
A population so cut off from others that mating occurs only within the group.
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Such findings should be useful to answer the question: Is the Costa Rican Central Valley a genetic isolate?
While some human genetic isolates exist, they are rare and represent a tiny fraction of the total human population.
Anna Rajab from the Ministry of Health, Oman, said the Omani population is characterised by a rapid growth rate, large family size, consanguineous marriages and the presence of genetic isolates. "Evaluating consanguinity and frequency of congenital disorders are important for future healthcare planning and interventions, in view of their significant financial, social and research relevance.