Gene



[jeen] /dʒin/

noun
1.
the basic physical unit of heredity; a linear sequence of nucleotides along a segment of DNA that provides the coded instructions for synthesis of RNA, which, when translated into protein, leads to the expression of hereditary character.
[jeen] /dʒin/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of .
[kel-ee] /ˈkɛl i/
noun
1.
Ellsworth, born 1923, U.S. painter and sculptor.
2.
Emmett (Leo) 1898–1979, U.S. circus clown and pantomimist.
3.
Eugene Curran [kur-uh n,, kuhr-] /ˈkɜr ən,, ˈkʌr-/ (Show IPA), (“Gene”) 1912–96, U.S. dancer, choreographer, actor, and director.
4.
George (Edward) 1887–1974, U.S. playwright and actor.
5.
Grace Patricia (Princess Grace of Monaco) 1929–82, U.S. actress: married Prince Rainier III of Monaco 1956.
6.
Walt, 1913–73, U.S. cartoonist.
7.
Also, Kellie. a male or female given name.
[tuhn-ee] /ˈtʌn i/
noun
1.
James Joseph (“Gene”) 1898–1978, U.S. boxer: world heavyweight champion 1926–28.
/dʒiːn/
noun
1.
a unit of heredity composed of DNA occupying a fixed position on a chromosome (some viral genes are composed of RNA). A gene may determine a characteristic of an individual by specifying a polypeptide chain that forms a protein or part of a protein (structural gene); or encode an RNA molecule; or regulate the operation of other genes or repress such operation See also operon
/ˈkɛlɪ/
noun
1.
Gene, full name Eugene Curran Kelly. 1912–96, US dancer, choreographer, film actor, and director. His many films include An American in Paris (1951) and Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
2.
Grace. 1929–82, US film actress. Her films included High Noon (1952) and High Society (1956). She married Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1956 and died following a car crash
3.
Ned. 1855–80, Australian horse and cattle thief and bushranger, active in Victoria: captured by the police and hanged
4.
game as Ned Kelly, as game as Ned Kelly, See game1 (sense 25)
/ˈtʌnɪ/
noun
1.
Gene, original name James Joseph Tunney. 1897–1978, US boxer; world heavyweight champion (1926–28)
n.

1911, from German Gen, coined 1905 by Danish scientist Wilhelm Ludvig Johannsen (1857-1927), from Greek genea “generation, race” (see genus). De Vries had earlier called them pangenes. Gene pool is attested from 1950.

common Irish surname, from Old Irish ceallach “war.” As a type of pool played with 15 balls, it is attested from 1898. Kelly green first recorded 1917.

gene (jēn)
n.
A hereditary unit that occupies a specific location on a chromosome, determines a particular characteristic in an organism by directing the formation of a specific protein, and is capable of replicating itself at each cell division.
gene
(jēn)
A segment of DNA, occupying a specific place on a chromosome, that is the basic unit of heredity. Genes act by directing the production of RNA, which determines the synthesis of proteins that make up living matter and are the catalysts of all cellular processes. The proteins that are determined by genetic DNA result in specific physical traits, such as the shape of a plant leaf, the coloration of an animal’s coat, or the texture of a person’s hair. Different forms of genes, called alleles, determine how these traits are expressed in a given individual. Humans are thought to have about 35,000 genes, while bacteria have between 500 and 6,000. See also dominant, recessive. See Note at Mendel.

A portion of a DNA molecule that serves as the basic unit of heredity. Genes control the characteristics that an offspring will have by transmitting information in the sequence of nucleotides on short sections of DNA.

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