Definition of gene

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • gene is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 5
  • gene is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 5
  • gene is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 7

Definition of gene


  • (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 (noun)

    Examples

    1. genes were formerly called factors

    Synonyms

    1. cistron
    2. factor

See definition of gene in Merriam Webster

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