BRCA

noun
\ ˌbē-(ˌ)är-(ˌ)sē-ˈā How to pronounce BRCA (audio) , 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 nounBRCA genesa BRCA mutation

First Known Use of BRCA

1992, in the meaning defined above

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“BRCA.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/BRCA. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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BRCA

noun
\ ˌbē-(ˌ)är-(ˌ)sē-ˈā How to pronounce BRCA (audio) \

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 often used before another nounBRCA genesa BRCA mutation

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