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p53

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noun \ˌpē-ˌfif-tē-ˈthrē\

Definition of p53

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



Origin and Etymology of p53

from p53, the protein made by the gene, from protein + 53, the gene's molecular weight


First Known Use: 1990


Medical Dictionary

p53

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noun \ˌpē-ˌfif-tē-ˈthrē\

Medical Definition of p53

  1. :  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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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of p53 Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about p53


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