What does genes mean?

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  1. Gênes

    Gênes is the name of a département of the First French Empire in present Italy, named after the city of Genoa. It was formed in 1805, when Napoleon Bonaparte occupied the Republic of Genoa. Its capital was Genoa, and it was divided in the arrondissements of Genoa, Bobbio, Novi Ligure, Tortona and Voghera. It was disbanded after the defeat of Napoleon in 1814. Its territory is presently divided over the Italian provinces Genoa, Piacenza, Alessandria and Pavia. The trousers called jeans in English are named for the bleu de Gênes, a blue dye used for denim.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Genes

    Specific sequences of nucleotides along a molecule of DNA (or, in the case of some viruses, RNA) which represent functional units of HEREDITY. Most eukaryotic genes contain a set of coding regions (EXONS) that are spliced together in the transcript, after removal of intervening sequence (INTRONS) and are therefore labeled split genes.

Editors Contribution

  1. genes

    Plural form of the word gene.

    Genes are part of our genetic composition which changes as we change, learn and evolve.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'genes' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4427

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'genes' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4485


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of genes in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of genes in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Susan Chon:

    They just have good genes.

  2. David Meyre:

    Identifying genes is very important for the families.

  3. Otis Brawley:

    She has one of the particularly bad breast cancer genes.

  4. Noralane Lindor:

    There are some genes on these panels that we know almost nothing about.

  5. Stuart Kim:

    This marks the beginning of the search for key genes for extreme longevity.

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