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Any of a large family of genes containing a characteristic sequence of nucleotides, called the "homeobox," that codes for an amino acid sequence that binds to DNA. Homeobox genes are found in all multicellular organisms and play an important role in embryologic development.
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ho′me•o•box gene`(ˈhoʊ mi əˌbɒks)
any of a group of genes whose function is to divide the early embryo into bands of cells with the potential to become specific organs or tissues.
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|Noun||1.||homeobox gene - 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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