synteny

/ (sɪnˈtɛnɪ) /

noun

the presence of two or more genes on the same chromosome

Nearby words

  1. syntagma,
  2. syntagmatic,
  3. syntality,
  4. syntax,
  5. syntax language,
  6. synteresis,
  7. synth,
  8. synth-pop,
  9. synthase,
  10. syntheses

Derived Formssyntenic, adjective

Word Origin for synteny

C20: syn- + Greek tainia ribbon

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Medicine definitions for synteny

synteny

[ sĭntə-nē ]

n.

The condition of two or more genes being on the same chromosome whether or not there is demonstrable linkage between them.
Related formssyn•tenic (-tĕnĭk) adj.


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