Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A hereditary unit consisting of a sequence of DNA that occupies a specific location on a chromosome and is transcribed into an RNA molecule that may function directly or be translated into an amino acid chain. Genes undergo mutation when their DNA sequences change.

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  • noun genetics 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.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[German Gen, from gen-, begetting, in Greek words (such as genos, race, offspring); see genə- in Indo-European roots.]

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From German Gen, coined by Wilhelm Ludvig Johannsen from Ancient Greek γενεά (geneá, "generation, descent") from the aorist infinitive of γίγνομαι (gígnomai, "I come into being").

Examples

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  • Amir Karimuddin: @gene Thanks for your confirmation. gene: @Amir i double checked, the sh1810c is chinese market model, sh810c is japanese model, not a big issue though:)

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  • Amir Karimuddin: @gene Thanks for your confirmation. gene: @Amir i double checked, the sh1810c is chinese market model, sh810c is japanese model, not a big issue though:)

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  • Amir Karimuddin: @gene Thanks for your confirmation. gene: @Amir i double checked, the sh1810c is chinese market model, sh810c is japanese model, not a big issue though:)

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  • Amir Karimuddin: @gene Thanks for your confirmation. gene: @Amir i double checked, the sh1810c is chinese market model, sh810c is japanese model, not a big issue though:)

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  • Amir Karimuddin: @gene Thanks for your confirmation. gene: @Amir i double checked, the sh1810c is chinese market model, sh810c is japanese model, not a big issue though:)

    3GWeek - Asia's Mobile News

  • Amir Karimuddin: @gene Thanks for your confirmation. gene: @Amir i double checked, the sh1810c is chinese market model, sh810c is japanese model, not a big issue though:)

    3GWeek - Asia's Mobile News

  • Amir Karimuddin: @gene Thanks for your confirmation. gene: @Amir i double checked, the sh1810c is chinese market model, sh810c is japanese model, not a big issue though:)

    3GWeek - Asia's Mobile News

  • Amir Karimuddin: @gene Thanks for your confirmation. gene: @Amir i double checked, the sh1810c is chinese market model, sh810c is japanese model, not a big issue though:)

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  • Man dies--genes reminisce...(It is thus that the old are nostalgic, and men dream of life after death.)--Jan Cox

    April 6, 2007