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genenoun [C]

uk   /dʒiːn/  us   /dʒiːn/
C1 a ​part of the ​DNA in a ​cell that ​controls the ​physicaldevelopment, ​behaviour, etc. of an ​individualplant or ​animal and is ​passed on from ​itsparents: The ​illness is ​believed to be ​caused by a ​defective gene.

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(Definition of gene from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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genenoun [C]

 us   /dʒin/
biology a ​specificchemicalpattern on a ​chromosome (= ​cellstructure) that is ​received from the ​parents and ​controls the ​development of ​particular characteristics in an ​animal or ​plant
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