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overexpression

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noun over·ex·pres·sion \ -rik-ˈspresh-ən \

medical Definition of overexpression

:excessive expression of a gene (as that caused by increasing the frequency of transcription
  • We now suspect that many, if not most, cancers arise through the overexpression … of key cellular regulatory genes
  • —J. D. Watson et al

overexpress

play \-rik-ˈspres\ transitive verb

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