Translation of "gene" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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genenoun [ C ]

uk /dʒiːn/ 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. 據信,這種疾病是由基因缺陷引起的。

More examples

  • The scientists identified a defective gene.
  • A particular gene is responsible for the inheritance of eye colour.
  • This mutant gene is thought to cause cancer.
  • It's impossible to say how much a person's behaviour is predetermined by their genes.
  • Our personalities result from the complex interplay between our genes and our environment.

(Translation of “gene” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)