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gene

 
 
pronunciation:
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part of speech: noun
definition: a tiny section of a chromosome. A gene causes a particular characteristic, such as eye color or hair color, to be passed on from parent to offspring.
Some diseases can be passed through genes from one generation to another.
 
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The word gene contains the following part:
gen, gener Latin and Greek root that means birth, origin, race, kind