Operon Definition

ŏpə-rŏn
noun
A cluster of genes controlled by a regulatory gene, that functions as a coordinated unit.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Operon

Noun

Singular:
operon
Plural:
operons

Origin of Operon

  • oper(ator) –on

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

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