homˈeobox or homˈoeobox adjective
(of genes) that regulate the development of multicellular animals and plants
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Main Entry:homeo-

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  • homoeobox — noun variant spelling of homeobox …   English new terms dictionary

  • homeobox — (= homoeobox) Conserved DNA sequence originally detected by DNA DNA hybridization in many of the genes that give rise to homeotic mutants and segmentation mutants in Drosophila. The homeobox consists of about 180 nucleotides coding for a sequence …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • HOXD4 — Homeobox D4, also known as HOXD4, is a human gene.cite web | title = Entrez Gene: HOXD4 homeobox D4| url = http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=gene Cmd=ShowDetailView TermToSearch=3233| accessdate = ] PBB Summary section title = summary… …   Wikipedia

  • homeobox — [ˌhɒmɪə(ʊ) bɒks, ˌhəʊm ] (also homoeobox) noun Genetics any of a group of closely similar gene sequences which are involved in regulating embryonic development in a wide range of species. Origin 1980s: from homeotic (see homeosis) + box1 …   English new terms dictionary

  • homeobox — /hoʊmioʊˈbɒks/ (say hohmeeoh boks) noun a DNA sequence of about 180 base pairs which regulates patterns of anatomical development in organisms. Also, homoeobox. {homeo + box1} …  

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