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regulatory gene

or regulator gene

noun, Genetics.
any gene that exercises control over the expression of another gene or genes.
Origin of regulatory gene
First recorded in 1960-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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regulator gene in Medicine

regulator gene (rěg'yə-lā'tər)
A gene that causes the production of a protein that represses the activity of another gene in an operon.

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