homeobox

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noun ho·meo·box \ˈhō-mē-ə-ˌbäks\

Definition of homeobox

  1. :  a short usually highly conserved DNA sequence in various eukaryotic genes and especially homeotic genes that encodes a DNA-binding amino acid domain of some proteins

First Known Use of homeobox

1984


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homeobox

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noun ho·meo·box \ˈhō-mē-ō-ˌbäks\

Medical Definition of homeobox

  1. :  a short usually highly conserved DNA sequence in various genes and especially homeotic genes that encodes a homeodomain


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