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gender agreement
gender bender
gender identity
gender role
gene chip
gene conversion
gene delivery vector
gene expression
gene flow
gene frequency
Gene Kelly
gene linkage
gene mutation
gene pool
Gene Sarazen
gene therapist
gene therapy
Gene Tunney

gene definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: (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" [syn: gene, cistron, factor]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: German Gen, short for Pangen, from pan- + -gen Date: 1911 a specific sequence of nucleotides in DNA or RNA that is located usually on a chromosome and that is the functional unit of inheritance controlling the transmission and expression of one or more traits by specifying the structure of a particular polypeptide and especially a protein or controlling the function of other genetic material

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a unit of heredity composed of DNA or RNA and forming part of a chromosome etc., that determines a particular characteristic of an individual. Etymology: G Gen: see -GEN

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(genes) Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English. A gene is the part of a cell in a living thing which controls its physical characteristics, growth, and development. N-COUNT

Moby Thesaurus

Altmann theory, DNA, DNA double helix, De Vries theory, Galtonian theory, Mendelianism, Mendelism, RNA, Verworn theory, Weismann theory, Weismannism, Wiesner theory, allele, allelomorph, anticodon, biotype, birth, character, chromatid, chromatin, chromosome, codon, deoxyribonucleic acid, determinant, determiner, diathesis, endowment, eugenics, factor, gene complex, gene flow, gene pool, genesiology, genetic code, genetic drift, genetics, genotype, hereditability, hereditary character, heredity, heritability, heritage, inborn capacity, inheritability, inheritance, mRNA, matrocliny, messenger RNA, nucleotide, operator gene, operon, patrocliny, pharmacogenetics, recessive character, regulator gene, replication, ribosomal RNA, structural gene, tRNA, transfer RNA


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