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cis

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adjective \ˈsis\

Definition of cis

  1. :  characterized by having certain atoms or groups of atoms on the same side of the longitudinal axis of a double bond or of the plane of a ring in a molecule



Origin of cis

Latin, literally, on this side


First Known Use: 1888

Rhymes with cis


CIS

abbreviation

Definition of CIS

  1. Commonwealth of Independent States




cis-

prefix

Definition of cis-

  1. 1 :  on this side <cislunar> <cisatlantic>

  2. 2 usually italic :  cis <cis-dichloroethylene> — compare trans- 2b



Origin of cis-

Latin, from cis — more at he


Medical Dictionary

cis

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adjective \ˈsis\

Medical Definition of cis

  1. 1:  characterized by having certain atoms or groups of atoms on the same side of the longitudinal axis of a double bond or of the plane of a ring in a molecule

  2. 2:  relating to or being an arrangement of two very closely linked genes in the heterozygous condition in which both mutant alleles are on one chromosome and both wild-type alleles are on the homologous chromosome—compare trans 2




CIS

abbreviation

Medical Definition of CIS

  1. carcinoma in situ




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