Definition of genes

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • genes is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 6
  • genes is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 6
  • genes is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 8

Definition of genes


  • (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 genes in Merriam Webster

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