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ho·me·o·box

 (hō′mē-ə-bŏks′)
n.
A short DNA sequence contained within all homeobox genes that codes for a specific amino acid sequence that binds to DNA and regulates transcription.

[homeo(tic gene) + box (from the fact that the DNA sequence is short and when written can be enclosed by a box on paper).]
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homeobox

(ˈhɒmɪəʊˌbɒks)
n
(Genetics) genetics a particular sequence of DNA found in genes that regulate cell development
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Noun1.homeobox - one of various similar homeotic genes that are involved in bodily segmentation during embryonic development
homeotic gene - one the genes that are involved in embryologic development
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