carry


car·ry

vt \ˈkar-ē\
car·riedcar·ry·ing

Definition of CARRY

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