I remember reading a paper which used a term to describe either fixation OR loss of an allele via drift. Its definition is basically "the removal/fixation of a polymorphism in a population due to the action of genetic drift". An example of how it could be used in a sentence is:
The expected time to term is dependent on the effective population size of the population, $N_e$.
I can't for the life of me remember the term, or the paper, and it doesn't appear to be common in the literature as I haven't encountered it again. It's driving me insane! Does anyone know what this term might be?