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Meaning of GENE

Pronunciation:  jeen

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a segment of DNA found on a chromosome that codes for a particular protein; a unit of heredity; "genes were formerly called factors"
 

GENE is a 4 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: factor
 
 See Also: allele, allelomorph, chromosome, dominant gene, genetic marker, holandric gene, lethal gene, linkage group, linked genes, modifier, modifier gene, mutant gene, nonallele, oncogene, operator gene, protein molecule, proto-oncogene, recessive gene, regulator gene, regulatory gene, repressor gene, structural gene, suppresser, suppresser gene, suppressor, suppressor gene, transforming gene, X-linked gene, Y-linked gene

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: The functional and physical unit of heredity passed from parent to offspring. Genes are pieces of DNA, and most genes contain the information for making a specific protein.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. Acronym for "genetically-engineered organism."
  2. The fundamental physical and functional unit of heredity. A gene is an ordered sequence of nucleotides located in a particular position on a particular chromosome that encodes a specific functional product (i.e., a protein or RNA molecule). See gene expression.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: 
  1. A locus on a chromosome that encodes a specific protein or several related proteins. It is considered the functional unit of heredity. (See Dominant gene, Fusion gene, Gene amplification, Gene expression, Gene flow, Gene pool, Gene splicing, Gene translocation, Recessive gene, Regulatory gene.)
  2. The fundamental physical and functional unit of heredity. A gene is an ordered sequence of nucleotides located in a particular position on a particular chromosome that encodes a specific functional product (i.e., a protein or RNA molecule).
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: allele, allelomorph, Altmann theory, anticodon, biotype, birth, character, chromatid, chromatin, chromosome, codon, De Vries theory, deoxyribonucleic acid, determinant, determiner, diathesis, DNA, DNA double helix, endowment, eugenics, factor, Galtonian theory, gene complex, gene flow, gene pool, genesiology, genetic code, genetic drift, genetics, genotype, hereditability, hereditary character, heredity, heritability, heritage, inborn capacity, inheritability, inheritance, matrocliny, Mendelianism, Mendelism, messenger RNA, mRNA, nucleotide, operator gene, operon, patrocliny, pharmacogenetics, recessive character, regulator gene, replication, ribosomal RNA, RNA, structural gene, transfer RNA, tRNA, Verworn theory, Weismann theory, Weismannism, Wiesner theory
 

 

 

 

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