homeodomain

noun
ho·​meo·​do·​main | \ -dō-ˌmān How to pronounce homeodomain (audio) \

Medical Definition of homeodomain

: a domain in a protein that is encoded for by a homeobox, that consists of about 60 amino acid residues which are usually similar from one such domain to another, and that recognizes and binds to specific DNA sequences in genes regulated by the homeotic gene

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“Homeodomain.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/homeodomain. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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