Definitions for genedʒin
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the basic physical unit of heredity; a linear sequence of nucleotides along a segment of DNA that provides the coded instructions for synthesis of RNA, which, when translated into protein, leads to the expression of hereditary character.
Origin of gene:
1911; < G Gen (1909), appar. independent use of -gen -gen ; introduced by Danish geneticist Wilhelm L. Johannsen (1857–1927)
gene, cistron, factor(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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
an area on the DNA of a cell that carries information about the qualities or features sb inherits from their parents
the gene for being left-handed; Do we learn bad behavior or is it in our genes?
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.
A diminutive of Eugene, also used as a formal male given name.
Origin: From Gen, coined by Wilhelm Ludvig Johannsen from
Translations for gene
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
any of the basic elements of heredity, passed from parents to their offspring
If the children are red-haired, one of their parents must have a gene for red hair.
- genePortuguese (BR)
- das GenGerman
- जीन, वंशHindi
- gen, erfðavísirIcelandic
- gen, arvsanlagSwedish
- 基因Chinese (Trad.)
- نسلی توریث کی اکائیUrdu
- (sinh vật học) gienVietnamese
- 基因Chinese (Simp.)
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