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genes, plural;
  1. (in informal use) A unit of heredity that is transferred from a parent to offspring and is held to determine some characteristic of the offspring
    • - proteins coded directly by genes
  2. (in technical use) A distinct sequence of nucleotides forming part of a chromosome, the order of which determines the order of monomers in a polypeptide or nucleic acid molecule which a cell (or virus) may synthesize


  1. (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"
  2. A gene is a unit of heredity in a living organism. It is normally a stretch of DNA that codes for a type of protein or for an RNA chain that has a function in the organism. All living things depend on genes, as they specify all proteins and functional RNA chains. ...
  3. Gene were an English alternative rock quartet that rose to prominence in the mid 1990s. Formed in 1993, they were popularly labelled as a Britpop band and often drew comparisons to The Smiths because of their Morrissey-esque lead singer, Martin Rossiter. ...
  4. Gene is a peer-reviewed scientific journal in genetics, focusing on gene cloning and gene structure and function. Gene has been published since 1976 by Elsevier.
  5. Eugene is a common (masculine) first name that comes from the Greek eugenes (Greek- εὐγενής, "noble", literally "well-born"). The name shares its root with the word "eugenics". Gene is a common shortened form. The feminine variant is Eugenia or Eugénie.
  6. Gene is a thriller novel by Stel Pavlou (born 1970), published in 2005 in England by Simon and Schuster. It is published in several languages with some title changes. The Italian edition has the title La Conspirazione del Minotauro (The Minotaur Conspiracy). ...
  7. Gênes is the name of a département of the First French Empire in present Italy. It was named after the city Genoa. It was formed in 1805, when Napoleon Bonaparte occupied the Republic of Genoa. Its capital was Genoa. ...
  8. 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
  9. (Genes) Contains information that codes individuals genetic makeup and is passed on from generation to generation.
  10. (genes) Units of hereditary information. Genes contain the instructions for the production of proteins, which make up the structure of cells and direct their activities.
  11. (Genes) Substances that convey hereditary characteristics, consisting primarily of DNA and proteins and occurring at specific points on the chromosomes.
  12. (genes) basic, functional units of heredity, each occupying a specific place on a chromosome.
  13. (Genes) A segment of DNA that carries the instructions for heritable traits.
  14. (Genes) found in the nucleus of cells, genes contain hereditary information that is transferred from cell to cell.
  15. (Genes) the sequence of material located along the chromosomes which are the carriers of genetic information.
  16. (Genes) The hereditary material coded in cells that determine how an organism will look and behave. A gene is a single unit located on a chromosome and is thereby passed from one generation to the next. Genes are what make each species and individual unique. ...
  17. (Genes) The units of instruction in most cells of our body that control our normal growth and development.
  18. (genes) segments of DNA (genetic material) found on a chromosome that gives you hereditary characteristics (see CAH Brochure #1 section).
  19. (genes) SpeciÞc segments of DNA that control cell structure and function; the functional units of inheritance. Sequence of DNA bases usually code for a polypeptide sequence of amino acids.
  20. (GENES) The Genetic Network of New York, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
  21. (Genes (n. plural)) The coding part of the chromosome that provides instructions for the physical characteristics of the body.
  22. (Genes) A gene is a piece of deoxyribonucleic acid located in a chromosomal locus of the cell nucleus, able to replicate, to change, of transmitted indefinitely to inheritance. ...
  23. (Genes) DNA "blueprints" that code for specific traits, such as hair and eye color.
  24. (Genes) Molecular material determining genetic make-up and heredity. See also Chromosomes.
  25. (Genes) Pieces of DNA that occupy specific locations on chromosomes and that control different activities and details of a person's makeup and function (e.g., eye color, production of certain enzymes, etc.).