overexpression

noun
over·​ex·​pres·​sion | \ -rik-ˈspresh-ən How to pronounce overexpression (audio) \

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.

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overexpress \ -​rik-​ˈspres How to pronounce overexpression (audio) \ transitive verb

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“Overexpression.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/overexpression. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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