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

  • noun Any of various genes that determine the type or location of a body part during an organism's development, especially in the early embryonic development of vertebrates.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun one the genes that are involved in embryologic development

Etymologies

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

[Greek homoiōsis, a being made like, resemblance, from homoioun, to make like, from homoios, like; see homeo–.]

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