homeodomain

noun

ho·​meo·​do·​main -dō-ˌmān How to pronounce homeodomain (audio)
: 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 23 Jul. 2024.

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