Definition of Gene

1. Noun. (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"




Definition of Gene

1. Proper noun. A diminutive of Eugene, also used as a formal male given name. ¹

2. Noun. (genetics) A unit of heredity; a segment of DNA or RNA that is transmitted from one generation to the next, and that carries genetic information such as the sequence of amino acids for a protein. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gene

1. a hereditary unit [n -S]

Medical Definition of Gene

1. Originally defined as the physical unit of heredity, it is probably best defined as the unit of inheritance that occupies a specific locus on a chromosome, the existence of which can be confirmed by the occurrence of different allelic forms. Genes are formed from DNA, carried on the chromosomes and are responsible for the inherited characteristics that distinguish one individual from another. Each human individual has an estimated 100,000 separate genes. Given the occurrence of split genes, it might be redefined as the set of DNA sequences (exons) that are required to produce a single polypeptide. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gene

gendering
genderization
genderizations
genderize
genderized
genderizes
genderizing
genderlect
genderlects
genderless
genderlessness
genderneutral
genderqueer
genderqueers
genders
gene (current term)
gene-napper
gene-nappers
gene-splicing
gene activation
gene amplification
gene bank
gene chip
gene cloning
gene cluster
gene conversion
gene deletion
gene delivery vector
gene disorder

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