lethal factor
noun see lethal gene

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • lethal factor — noun see lethal gene * * * lethal factor or lethal gene, Biology. any gene, either dominant or recessive, which results in the premature death of the organism bearing it …   Useful english dictionary

  • lethal factor — see balanced lethals …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • aphasic lethal factor — aphasic lethal factor. См. афазный летальный фактор. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • lethal gene — n a gene that in some (as homozygous) conditions may prevent development or cause the death of an organism or its germ cells called also lethal factor, lethal mutant, lethal mutation * * * a gene that, under certain conditions, causes the death… …   Medical dictionary

  • lethal gene — n. a gene that causes death during some immature stage in the development of an organism: also lethal factor …   English World dictionary

  • lethal gene — noun Date: 1939 a gene that in some (as homozygous) conditions may prevent development or cause the death of an organism or its germ cells called also lethal factor, lethal mutant, lethal mutation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lethal gene — Genetics. a gene that under certain conditions causes the death of an organism. Also called lethal factor, lethal mutation. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • Lethal white syndrome — (LWS), also called overo lethal white syndrome (OLWS), lethal white overo (LWO), and overo lethal white foal syndrome (OLWFS), is an autosomal genetic disorder most prevalent in the American Paint Horse. Affected foals are born after the full 11… …   Wikipedia

  • factor — 1. One of the contributing causes in any action. 2. One of the components that by multiplication makes up a number or expression. 3. SYN: gene. 4. A vitamin or other essential element. 5. An event, characteristic, or other definable entity that …   Medical dictionary

  • lethal gene — noun any gene that has an effect that causes the death of the organism at any stage of life • Hypernyms: ↑gene, ↑cistron, ↑factor …   Useful english dictionary

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