homeobox gene definition

  • noun:
    • certainly one of several genes with a shared nucleotide segment which can be active in the development of bodily segmentation during embryologic development.
    • Any of a number of genes that share a typical series of DNA as they are active in the regulation of morphogenesis
    • one of various comparable homeotic genes which are associated with bodily segmentation during embryonic development

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