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gene



Pronunciation: (jēn), [key]
n.
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.

Gene



Pronunciation: (jēn), [key]
n.
a male given name, form of Eugene.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

gender-specificgeneal
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