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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Any of the units for inherited characteristics that are carried by chromosomes.

Usage examples (37)
  • Scientists recently discovered the gene that determines if a person will have blond hair.
  • gene skeptics such as Burian, Portin, and Fogle claim that the term gene has outlived its usefulness.
  • Disabling, or knocking out, a gene is a two-step process.
  • A "gene" is the template for one or more organic substances. for more
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  • You must have the skinny "gene" (part of a cell which determines hereditary traits) to wear tight "jeans" (pants mad of a kind of cotton cloth) well.
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