Medical Dictionary

homeotic gene

noun

medical Definition of homeotic gene

: 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

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up homeotic gene? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

an inference not connected logically

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!