Noun gene has 1 sense
  1. gene, cistron, factor - (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity; "genes were formerly called factors"
    --1 is a kind of sequence
    --1 is a part of deoxyribonucleic acid, desoxyribonucleic acid, DNA; chromosome
    --1 has particulars:
     dominant gene; allele, allelomorph; genetic marker; homeotic gene; lethal gene; linkage group, linked genes; modifier, modifier gene; mutant gene; nonallele; operator gene; oncogene, transforming gene; polygene; proto-oncogene; recessive gene; regulatory gene, regulator gene; repressor gene; structural gene; suppressor, suppresser, suppressor gene, suppresser gene; X-linked gene; Y-linked gene, holandric gene