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SRY gene

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noun Genetics.
a sex-determining gene on the Y chromosome in mammals that determines maleness and is essential for development of the testes.
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Also called tes·tis-de·ter·min·ing gene [tes-tis-di-tur-muh-ning] /ˈtɛs tɪs dɪˌtɜr mə nɪŋ/ .

Origin of SRY gene

First recorded in 1990–95; abbreviation of s(ex-determining) r(egion) Y

Words nearby SRY gene

SRO, SRS, SRS-A, Srta., sruti, SRY gene, ss, SSA, SSAE, SSB, SSBN
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