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 Dictionary entry overview: What does linked genes mean? 

  The noun LINKED GENES has 1 sense:

1. any pair of genes that tend to be transmitted together

  Familiarity information: LINKED GENES used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1linked genes [BACK TO TOP]


Any pair of genes that tend to be transmitted together

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Nouns denoting body parts


linkage group; linked genes

Context example:

the genes of Drosophila fall into four linkage groups

Hypernyms ("linked genes" is a kind of...):

cistron; factor; gene ((genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity)

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