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cistron

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noun cis·tron \ˈsis-ˌträn\

Definition of cistron

  1. :  a segment of DNA that is equivalent to a gene and that specifies a single functional unit (as a protein or enzyme)

cistronic

play \sis-ˈträ-nik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of cistron

cis- + trans- + 2-on


First Known Use: 1957


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cistron

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noun cis·tron \ˈsis-ˌträn\

Medical Definition of cistron

  1. :  a segment of DNA that is equivalent to a gene and that specifies a single functional unit (as a protein or enzyme)

cistronic

\sis-ˈträn-ik\play adjective



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