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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 and Etymology 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 and Etymology of ras

rat sarcoma


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