The definition of a gene is a unit on a chromosome that determines a specific trait in an organism, or a male's name.(noun)
See gene in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < Ger gen, short for pangen (< pan-, pan- + -gen, -gen, after pangenesis)
See gene in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: German Gen
Origin: , from gen-, begetting, in Greek words (such as genos, race, offspring); see genə- in Indo-European roots.
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