Synonyms

1. gene-splicing

noun. the technology of preparing recombinant DNA in vitro by cutting up DNA molecules and splicing together fragments from more than one organism.

Synonyms

  • biotech
  • biotechnology
  • recombinant DNA technology

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2. gene

noun. ['ˈdʒiːn'] (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.

Synonyms

  • homeotic gene
  • polygene
  • proto-oncogene
  • Y-linked gene
  • genetic marker
  • suppressor gene
  • transforming gene
  • nonallele
  • modifier gene
  • mutant gene
  • cistron
  • recessive gene
  • oncogene
  • DNA
  • deoxyribonucleic acid
  • regulator gene
  • dominant gene
  • chromosome
  • lethal gene
  • X-linked gene
  • repressor gene
  • structural gene
  • suppresser
  • regulatory gene
  • linked genes
  • suppresser gene
  • modifier
  • allele
  • linkage group
  • transgene
  • sequence
  • allelomorph
  • factor
  • operator gene
  • desoxyribonucleic acid
  • suppressor

Antonyms

  • exon

Etymology

  • Gen (German)
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