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Meaning of gene

gene

Pronunciation: (jēn), [key]
— n.
  1. 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.
  1. a male given name, form of
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