synteny

/ (sɪnˈtɛnɪ) /

noun

the presence of two or more genes on the same chromosome

Derived Forms

syntenic, 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 forms

syn•tenic (-tĕnĭk) adj.
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