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p53

noun \ˌpē-ˌfif-tē-ˈthrē\

Definition of P53

:  a tumor suppressor gene that in an inactivated form tends to be associated with a high risk of certain cancers

Origin of P53

from p53, the protein made by the gene, from protein + 53, the gene's molecular weight
First Known Use: 1990

p53

noun \ˌpē-ˌfif-tē-ˈthrē\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of P53

:  a tumor suppressor gene that in a defective form tends to be associated with a high risk of certain cancers (as of the colon, lung, and breast)

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