BRCA

noun \ ˌbē-(ˌ)är-(ˌ)sē-ˈā , ˈbra-kə \

Definition of BRCA

:either of two tumor suppressor genes that in mutated form tend to be associated with an increased risk of certain cancers and especially breast and ovarian cancers often used before another noun
  • BRCA genes
  • a BRCA mutation

First Known Use of brca

1992


Medical Dictionary

BRCA

noun \ ˌbē-(ˌ)är-(ˌ)sē-ˈā \

medical Definition of BRCA

:either of two tumor suppressor genes that in mutated form tend to be associated with an increased risk of certain cancers and especially breast and ovarian cancers

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