homeotic gene

noun

: a gene that produces a usually major shift in the developmental fate of an organ or body part especially to a homologous organ or part normally found elsewhere in the organism

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“Homeotic gene.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/homeotic%20gene. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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