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  • n. a gain of function mutation that causes novel gene function.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A structure, part, or organ developed independently, that is, not derived from a similar structure, part, or organ, in a preexisting form.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In biology, a part or organ, or a modification of a part or organ, which has recently been generated or acquired.

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