/ (sɪnˈtɛnɪ) /
the presence of two or more genes on the same chromosome
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Derived forms of syntenysyntenic, adjective
Word Origin for synteny
C20: syn- + Greek tainia ribbon
Words nearby synteny
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Medical definitions for synteny
[ sĭn′tə-nē ]
The condition of two or more genes being on the same chromosome whether or not there is demonstrable linkage between them.
Other words from syntenysyn•ten′ic (-tĕn′ĭk) adj.
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