homeobox


ho·meo·box

noun \ˈhō-mē-ə-ˌbäks\

Definition of HOMEOBOX

:  a short usually highly conserved DNA sequence in various eukaryotic genes and especially homeotic genes that encodes a DNA-binding amino acid domain of some proteins

First Known Use of HOMEOBOX

1984

ho·meo·box

noun \ˈhō-mē-ō-ˌbäks\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HOMEOBOX

: a short usually highly conserved DNA sequence in various genes and especially homeotic genes that encodes a homeodomain

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