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Definition of "gene" []

  • A hereditary unit consisting of a sequence of DNA that occupies a specific location on a chromosome and determines a particular characteristic in an organism. Genes undergo mutation when their DNA sequence changes. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gene" in a sentence
  • "$found = 1; last; die "Did not find gene $gene in $root. txt" unless $found = 1;"
  • "Amir Karimuddin: @gene Thanks for your confirmation. gene: @Amir i double checked, the sh1810c is chinese market model, sh810c is japanese model, not a big issue though:)"
  • "Children who inherit the sickle cell gene (S) from one parent and another abnormal hemoglobin gene from the other parent may have different types of sickle cell disease."