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Dictionary entry overview: What does modifier gene mean?
• MODIFIER GENE (noun)
The noun MODIFIER GENE has 1 sense:
1. a gene that modifies the effect produced by another gene
Familiarity information: MODIFIER GENE used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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A gene that modifies the effect produced by another gene
Nouns denoting body parts
modifier gene; modifier
Hypernyms ("modifier gene" 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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