cistron

noun
cis·tron | \ˈsis-ˌträn \

Definition of cistron 

: a segment of DNA that is equivalent to a gene and that specifies a single functional unit (such as a protein or enzyme)

Other Words from cistron

cistronic \sis-ˈträ-nik \ adjective

First Known Use of cistron

1957, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cistron

cis- + trans- + -on entry 2

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cistron

noun
cis·tron | \ˈsis-ˌträn \

Medical Definition of cistron 

: a segment of DNA that is equivalent to a gene and that specifies a single functional unit (as a protein or enzyme)

Other Words from cistron

cistronic \sis-ˈträn-ik \ adjective

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