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A short DNA sequence contained within all homeobox genes that codes for a specific amino acid sequence that binds to DNA and regulates transcription.
[homeo(tic gene) + box (from the fact that the DNA sequence is short and when written can be enclosed by a box on paper).]
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(Genetics) genetics a particular sequence of DNA found in genes that regulate cell development
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|Noun||1.||homeobox - one of various similar homeotic genes that are involved in bodily segmentation during embryonic development|
homeotic gene - one the genes that are involved in embryologic development
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