基因

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Chinese[edit]

 
base; foundation; basic; radical (chem.)
cause; reason; because
simp. and trad.
(基因)

Etymology[edit]

From  ("base, foundation") +  ("reason, factor"). The sense of gene is a phono-semantic matching of English gene, literally "fundamental factor".

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

基因

  1. cause; origin
  2. gene

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 5
いん
Grade: 5
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

基因 (hiragana きいん, romaji kiin)

  1. cause; origin