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 noun BRCA genesa BRCA mutation

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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 14 May. 2021.

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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 noun BRCA genesa BRCA mutation

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