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Gene   /dʒin/   Listen

(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.  Synonyms: cistron, factor.

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"Gene" Quotes from Famous Books

... God! I thought so, till just lately," his voice rising. "Anyhow, I hed a bunch o' money in on the deal, though I 'll be darned if I know just what's become o' it. Yer see, stranger, Gene hed the inside o' this Injun business, bein' as ...
— Molly McDonald - A Tale of the Old Frontier • Randall Parrish

... up on the top floor. "We had them down cellar," explained one of the boys, "but some of them died. 'Gene said 'twas too dark ...
— A Little Girl in Old New York • Amanda Millie Douglas

... & Burt) was playing the part of Dunston Kirk in the play of Hazel Kirk. At the end of the last act Dunston, who is supposed to be blind, strikes down the villain with his cane. On this occasion, just as 'Gene had his cane raised to strike him, a horseshoe fell from the flies above, struck the villain square on the top of the head, and knocked him cold. 'Gene saw the climax of his scene going, but quick as a flash raised his hand on high ...
— Continuous Vaudeville • Will M. Cressy

... & Company have been receiving repeated requests for information about the life and books of Gene Stratton-Porter. Her fascinating nature work with bird, flower, and moth, and the natural wonders of the Limberlost Swamp, made famous as the scene of her nature romances, all have stirred ...
— At the Foot of the Rainbow • Gene Stratton-Porter

... last month with reviews on the main; On the land with processions—a quaint row. Such the fetes, aptly called by the French "Fetes de Genes," Fait accompli, good luck, ca nous gene trop! ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 103, October 22, 1892 • Various

... father; and her mother had died when she was only two and a half. Some kind people had taken care of the little girl when her mother was ill; and when she died, they tried to find her relatives, to ask what should be done with Gene. But they could not find any trace ...
— A Hive of Busy Bees • Effie M. Williams

... Colus be styll wythin abode. Seky{n}g where he my{gh}t haue gene fer or nere. A[n]one he was espyed and one to Pluto rode And told hy{m} how Colus was in his dau{n}gere. Than sayd he to Cerber{us} fet me {that} prysonere / Tyl I haue hy{m} sene let hy{m} not go at large / As {the} wylt answere of hem ...
— The Assemble of Goddes • Anonymous

... been invited. Bucks was in the mountains on an inspection trip, and Bill Dancing drove him with a party of railroad men over from Medicine Bend. The mountain men for a hundred and fifty miles around were out. Gene and Bob Johnson, from Oroville and the Peace River, had come with their friends. From Williams Cache there was not only a big delegation—more of one than was really desirable—but it was led by old John Rebstock himself. ...
— Whispering Smith • Frank H. Spearman

Words linked to "Gene" :   sequence, DNA, linkage group, allele, nonallele, suppressor, suppresser, genic, chromosome, desoxyribonucleic acid, allelomorph, modifier, molecular biology, deoxyribonucleic acid

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