structural gene

noun

Definition of structural gene

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

First Known Use of structural gene

1959


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structural gene

noun

Medical Definition of structural gene

  1. :  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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