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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Example sentences of the word tumor-suppressor-gene


1. Noun Phrase
Notably, the p53 protein is one of the most important of the tumor suppressor genes.

2. Noun Phrase
Aggressive cancers may even cause tumor suppressor genes to go extinct from the genome.

3. Noun Phrase
If tumor suppressor genes are inactivated, cells grow rapidly and irregularly, a condition closely associated with tumorigenesis.

4. Noun Phrase
However, mutations in tumor suppressor genes can cause cancer.

2. suppressor

noun. ['səˈprɛsɝ'] someone who suppresses.

Synonyms

  • restrainer
  • suppresser

3. suppressor

noun. ['səˈprɛsɝ'] an electrical device for suppressing unwanted currents.

Synonyms

  • lightning arrester
  • surge suppressor
  • suppresser
  • surge protector
  • spike arrester
  • spike suppressor

4. suppressor

noun. ['səˈprɛsɝ'] a gene that suppresses the phenotypic expression of another gene (especially of a mutant gene).

Synonyms

  • factor
  • tumor suppressor gene
  • gene
  • suppressor gene
  • suppresser
  • suppresser gene

5. tumor

noun. ['ˈtuːmɝ'] an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose.

Synonyms

  • tumour
  • malignant tumor
  • brain tumour
  • teratoma
  • blastocytoma
  • skin tumor
  • plasmacytoma
  • meningioma
  • blastoma
  • granuloma
  • carcinoid
  • acanthoma
  • neurofibroma
  • adipose tumor
  • growth
  • metastatic tumor
  • neoplasm
  • pheochromocytoma
  • sand tumor
  • nonmalignant tumor
  • psammoma
  • brain tumor
  • neurilemoma
  • celioma
  • embryonal carcinosarcoma
  • malignant neoplasm
  • neuroma
  • benign tumor
  • nonmalignant tumour
  • phaeochromocytoma
  • lipoma
  • angioma
  • pinealoma
  • nonmalignant neoplasm

Antonyms

  • nondevelopment
  • palingenesis
  • narrowing
  • decrease

Etymology

  • tumour (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • tumor (Latin)

6. 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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