ras

noun, often attributive \ ˈras \

Definition of ras

: 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)

Origin and Etymology of ras

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


Medical Dictionary

ras

noun, often attributive \ ˈras \

medical Definition of ras

: 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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