Hox-gene meaning

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Any of a group of homeobox genes that exist as clusters in animals, especially in vertebrates, and determine the identity and locations of body parts along the anterior-posterior body axis in a developing fetus or larva.
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Any of a group of homeobox genes that exist as clusters in animals, especially in vertebrates, and determine the identity and locations of body parts along the anterior-posterior body axis in a developing fetus or larva.
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(genetics) Any of the genes in the vertebrate homeobox.
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Origin of hox-gene

  • From h(omeob)ox

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition