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Gene Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • (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"

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  • (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"

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Gene Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Genes are forms of DNA. DNA is a collection of chemical information that carries the instructions for making all the proteins a cell will ever need. Each gene contains a single set of instructions. These instructions usually code for a particular protein. Half of a person's genes come from the mother. The other half come from the father.

Originally: a hereditary unit which occupies a specific position (locus) on a chromosome. Other definitions are ways the gene showed itself:



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Meaning of the Name 'Gene'


  • Meaning: Abbreviation of Eugene Wellborn.
  • Origin: English
  • Gender: Male


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* Mrs. Madeline Drake This is all my fault. Pyro Actually they discovered that it's the male who carries the mutant gene and passes it on so, it's his fault. - X2 X-Men United


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