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carry

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transitive verb car·ry \ˈkar-ē\

Medical Definition of carry

carried; carrying

  1. 1:  to harbor (a pathogen) within the body <many are unaware they carry the virus and could be infecting others—Donald MacGillis>

  2. 2:  to possess a specified gene <women who carry genes that increase the risk of breast cancer—Liz Szabo>; specifically :  to possess one copy of a specified recessive gene and be capable of transmitting it to offspring <screening tests to see whether parents carry genes for cystic fibrosis, Tay-Sachs disease or other defects—Lisa Greene>





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