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BRCA

noun
1.
either of two genes (BRCA1 or BRCA2) that, if inherited in a mutated form, may predispose some carriers to develop breast or ovarian cancer.
Origin of BRCA
1900-1995
1900-95; initialism from br(east) and ca(ncer)

B.R.C.A.

1.
Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America.
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BRCA
  (bē'är'sē'ā')   
One of two genes (designated BRCA1 and BRCA2) that help repair damage to DNA, but when inherited in a defective state increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer.
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Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
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