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gene

noun [C] uk   us   /dʒiːn/
C1 a part of the DNA in a cell that controls the physical development, behaviour, etc. of an individual plant or animal and is passed on from its parents: The illness is believed to be caused by a defective gene.
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in Arabic جين…
in Korean 유전자…
in Malaysian gen…
in French gène…
in Turkish gen, kalıtımsal öğe…
in Italian gene…
in Chinese (Traditional) 基因…
in Russian ген…
in Polish gen…
in Vietnamese (sinh vật học) gien…
in Spanish gen…
in Portuguese gene…
in Thai ยีน…
in German das Gen…
in Catalan gen…
in Japanese 遺伝子…
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in Chinese (Simplified) 基因…
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