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base; foundation; basic; radical (chem.)
cause; reason; because
simp. and trad.
(基因)
Literally: “fundamental factor”.
 
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EtymologyEdit

“gene”
Phono-semantic matching of English gene, coined by geneticist Tan Jiazhen circa 1935.

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

基因

  1. (now dated) cause; basic cause
  2. (genetics) gene

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 5
いん
Grade: 5
on’yomi

NounEdit

基因 (hiragana きいん, rōmaji kiin)

  1. cause; origin