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    cistron

    cistron - Dictionary definition and meaning for word cistron

    Definition
    (noun) (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
    Synonyms : factor , gene
    Example Sentence
    • genes were formerly called factors
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