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n. pl. pin·tos or pin·toes
A horse with patchy markings of white and another color.
Mottled; pied.

[Spanish, piebald, spotted, from Vulgar Latin *pīnctus, past participle of Latin pingere, to paint; see peig- in Indo-European roots.]


(Zoology) marked with patches of white; piebald
n, pl -tos
(Animals) a pinto horse
[C19: from American Spanish (originally: painted, spotted), ultimately from Latin pingere to paint]


(ˈpɪn toʊ, ˈpin-)

adj., n., pl. -tos. adj.
1. marked with spots of white and other colors; mottled; spotted.
2. a pinto horse.
[1855–60, Amer.; < American Spanish (obsolete Sp) < Vulgar Latin *pinctus painted; see pinta]


- As in horse and beans, it is Spanish for "painted, mottled, spotted."
See also related terms for spotted.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pinto - a spotted or calico horse or ponypinto - a spotted or calico horse or pony  
Equus caballus, horse - solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
cavalo malhadomalhado


adj horsescheckig
nSchecke mf
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The transcription of functionally relevant genes (Cyp19A, Cyp19B, DMRT1, FOXL2, DAX, ER[alpha] and AR[alpha]) was analyzed.
In homozygous FOXL2 mutation, granulosa cells do not undergo transition from squamous to cuboid, and it is exactly the layer where the mistake comes from.
Hudson QJ, Smith CA, Sinclair, AH (2005) Aromatase inhibition reduces expression of FOXL2 in the embryonic chicken ovary.
Within this cascade, several genes are key in determining gender because the major gene SRY carried by the Y chromosome is a initiator of the early stages of testicular determinism in mammals, or the FOXL2 and SOX9 genes that are crucial to ovarian and male differentiation, respectively (Koopman & Loftier 2003, Ottolenghi et al.
Mutation analysis of FOXL2 gene in Chinese patients with premature ovarian failure.
To achieve this combination of technical sensitivity and specificity, we optimized qPCR assays selected from the tissue studies that used the HM technology [TUSC3, tumor suppressor candidate 3; TMEFF2; ZDHHC22, zinc finger, DHHC-type containing 22; VTN; FOXL2, forkhead box L2; NGFR; ALX4, aristaless-like homeobox 4; SIX6, SIX homeobox 6; EYA4; and SEPT9] (14).
El epitelio celomico del embrion femenino, sometido a la actividad de los genes WNT4, DAX1 y FOXL2 da origen a las celulas de la granulosa.
Existen tambien amplificaciones de la tripleta GCG que producen segmentos mas largos del aminoacido alanina en genes cuyas mutaciones causan diferentes padecimientos, en el sindrome del espasmo infantil se encuentra afectado el gen ARX, OMIM 308350; en la displasia cleidocraneal es el gen CBFA1, OMIM 119600; en el sindrome del epicantus inversus tipo 2 es el gen FOXL2, OMIM 110100; en el sindrome manos-pies y genitales es el gen HOXA13, OMIM 142959; en la poli-sindactilia se trata del gen HOXD13, OMIM 142989 y en la holoprosencefalia 5 se trata del gen ZIC2, OMIM 603073 (Anonimo 2004).
125) Although mutation of the FOXL2 gene is highly specific for adult granulosa cell tumor of the ovary, (126) FOXL2 immunostaining does not correlate with the FOXL2 mutational status, and thus cannot be used to distinguish between different histologic types of sex cord-stromal tumors.
Now the researchers show that the transcription factor, FOXL2, is required to keep Sox9 turned off in the adult ovary.