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cis-trans test

  1. genetics a test to define the unit of genetic function, based on whether two mutations of the same character occur in a single chromosome (the cis position) or in different cistrons in each chromosome of a homologous pair (the trans position)
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Word Origin for cis-trans test

C20: see cis-, trans-
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