Hox Gene Definition
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.
American Heritage Medicine
(genetics) Any of the genes in the vertebrate homeobox.
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From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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