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Noun: gene  jeen
  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";
    - cistron, factor

Sounds like: gels, jegene

Derived forms: genes

Type of: sequence

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

Encyclopedia: Gene, Maine-et-Loire