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bey

 (bā)
n.
1. A provincial governor in the Ottoman Empire.
2.
a. A ruler of the former kingdom of Tunis.
b. Used as the title for such a ruler.
3. Used formerly as a title for various Turkish and Egyptian dignitaries.

[Turkish; akin to Old Turkic beg, chieftain, lord, perhaps of Middle Iranian origin (akin to Old Persian baga-, god, and Sanskrit bhagaḥ, gracious dispenser of wealth, lord, good fortune; see Bhagavad-Gita), or from Middle Chinese pεjk, lord, father's elder brother (source of Mandarin ; from Old Chinese prâk, elder, clan head).]
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bey

(beɪ)
n
1. (Historical Terms) (in the Ottoman Empire) a title given to senior officers, provincial governors, certain other officials or nobles, and (sometimes) Europeans
2. (Sociology) (in modern Turkey) a title of address, corresponding to Mr
Also called: beg
[C16: Turkish: lord]
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bey

(beɪ)

n., pl. beys.
1. a provincial governor in the Ottoman Empire.
2. (formerly) a title of respect for Turkish dignitaries.
3. (formerly) the title of the native ruler of Tunis or Tunisia.
[1590–1600; < Turkish, by-form of earlier beg subordinate chief, head of a clan]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bey - (formerly) a title of respect for a man in Turkey or Egyptbey - (formerly) a title of respect for a man in Turkey or Egypt; "he introduced me to Ahmet Bey"
adult male, man - an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"
2.bey - the governor of a district or province in the Ottoman Empirebey - the governor of a district or province in the Ottoman Empire
governor - the head of a state government
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The same large-scale genetic analysis which identified Oca2 also identified several genes not directly involved in melanin synthesis.
Until now, seven genes (TYR, TYRP1, OCA2, SLC45A2, SLC24A2, C10ORF11 and MC1R) and an uncharacterized OCA5 locus have been mapped on the human genome.2 At molecular level, these OCA protein products are involved in melanin metabolism and transport.
Key words: Oculocutaneous albinism melanin TYR TYRP1 OCA2 SLC45A2 SLC24A5 MC1R.
MC1R mutations modify the classic phenotype of oculocutaneous albinism type 2 (OCA2).
Several genes expression that is MCIR, SLC45A2, ASIP, TYR, OCA2, and SlC24A5 is involved in the variation of skin tones in humans due to difference in fraction in melanin units between Europeans and Africans.
Fewer genes have been implicated in determining hair and eye colour, with the melanocortin-1 receptor (MC1R) shown to be the 'red hair' gene [10] and OCA2 the 'brown eyes' gene.