structural gene

noun

Definition of structural gene

: a gene that codes for the amino acid sequence of a protein (such as an enzyme) or for a ribosomal RNA or transfer RNA

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1959, in the meaning defined above

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“Structural gene.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/structural%20gene. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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structural gene

noun

Medical Definition of structural gene

: a gene that codes for the amino acid sequence of a protein (as an enzyme) or for a ribosomal RNA or transfer RNA

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