homeobox gene


homeobox gene
noun
one of various similar homeotic genes that are involved in bodily segmentation during embryonic development
Syn: ↑homeobox
Hypernyms: ↑homeotic gene

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/hoh"mee euh boks'/
any of a group of genes whose function is to divide the early embryo into bands of cells with the potential to become specific organs or tissues.
[1985-90; HOMEO- + BOX1]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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