epigenome

[ep-i-jee-nohm]

noun

Genetics. a network of chemical compounds surrounding DNA that modify the genome without altering the DNA sequences and have a role in determining which genes are active in a particular cell.

Nearby words

  1. epigeal,
  2. epigene,
  3. epigenesis,
  4. epigenetic,
  5. epigenetics,
  6. epigenomics,
  7. epigenous,
  8. epigeous,
  9. epiglottic cartilage,
  10. epiglottic fold

Origin of epigenome


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