基因

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 5
いん
Grade: 5
on'yomi

NounEdit

基因 (hiragana きいん, romaji kiin)

  1. cause; origin

MandarinEdit

simpl. and trad.

EtymologyEdit

From  ("base, foundation") +  ("reason, factor"). The sense of gene is a phono-semantic matching of English gene, literally "fundamental factor".

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin jīyīn
Zhuyin ㄐㄧ ㄧㄣ
IPA (key) /t͡ɕi⁵⁵ in⁵⁵/

NounEdit

基因 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin jīyīn)

  1. cause; origin
  2. gene

SynonymsEdit

  • (cause; origin) qǐyīn 起因
Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 10:53