[ hoh-mee-uh-boks ]
/ ˈhoʊ mi əˌbɒks /
any of a group of genes whose function is to divide the early embryo into bands of cells with the potential to become specific organs or tissues.
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Medical definitions for homeobox gene
[ hō′mē-ə-bŏks′ ]
A DNA sequence in a homeotic gene that encodes for a specific sequence of amino acids in a protein.
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