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ras

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noun, often attributive \ˈras\

Definition of ras

  1. :  any of a family of genes that undergo mutation to oncogenes and especially to some commonly linked to human cancers (as of the colon, lung, and pancreas)



Origin of ras

probably fr 1rat + sarcoma; from the isolation of such genes in rat sarcomas


First Known Use: 1982


Medical Dictionary

ras

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noun, often attributive \ˈras\

Medical Definition of ras

  1. :  any of a family of genes that undergo mutation to oncogenes and especially to some commonly linked to human cancers (as of the colon, lung, and pancreas) <ras oncogenes> <ras proteins>



Origin of ras

rat sarcoma


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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "ras" Spanish Central: Translation of "ras"


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