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gene

See also: Gene, gène, gêne, and gêné

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From German Gen, coined by Wilhelm Ludvig Johannsen from Ancient Greek γενεά (geneá, generation, descent) from the aorist infinitive of γίγνομαι (gígnomai, I come into being).

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gene (plural genes)

  1. (genetics) A unit of heredity; a segment of DNA or RNA that is transmitted from one generation to the next, and that carries genetic information such as the sequence of amino acids for a protein.

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gene

  1. Inflected form of geen

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ItalianEdit

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gene m (plural geni)

  1. (genetics) gene

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch *gēn, from Proto-Germanic *jainaz.

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gêne

  1. that over there, yonder

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gene m

  1. (genetics) gene

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gene m (plural genes)

  1. gene

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TurkishEdit

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From Old Turkic yana.

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gene

  1. (colloquial) yine (again)

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gene

  1. dative singular of gen