ras

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noun, often attributive \ˈras\

Definition of ras

  1. :  any of a family of genes that undergo mutation to oncogenes and especially to some commonly linked to human cancers (as of the colon, lung, and pancreas)

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Origin and Etymology of ras

1ra(t) + s(arcoma); from the initial isolation of such genes in rat sarcomas


Medical Dictionary

ras

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noun , often attributive \ˈras\

Medical Definition of ras

  1. :  any of a family of genes that undergo mutation to oncogenes and especially to some commonly linked to human cancers (as of the colon, lung, and pancreas) ras oncogenes ras proteins

Origin and Etymology of ras

rat sarcoma


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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of ras


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