over·​ex·​pres·​sion -rik-ˈspresh-ən How to pronounce overexpression (audio)
: 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 genesJ. D. Watson et al.
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“Overexpression.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/overexpression. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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