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Related / Similar Words: cistron, factor

 

Definition:
  • (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity; "genes were formerly called factors";

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    Hyponyms: dominant gene, allele, allelomorph, genetic marker, homeotic gene, lethal gene, linkage group, linked genes, modifier, modifier gene, mutant gene, nonallele, operator gene, oncogene, transforming gene, polygene, proto-oncogene, recessive gene, regulatory gene, regulator gene, repressor gene, structural gene, suppressor, suppresser, suppressor gene, suppresser gene, X-linked gene, Y-linked gene, holandric gene

     

    Part Meronyms: deoxyribonucleic acid, desoxyribonucleic acid, DNA, chromosome

     

    Language Translations:
    Chinese: 基因   Croatian: gen  
    Dutch: gen   French: gène  
    German: Gen   Greek: γονίδιο  
    Italian: gene   Polish: gen  
    Portuguese: gene   Romanian: genă  
    Spanish: gen   Telugu: జన్యువు  
     
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