基因

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Chinese[edit]

 
base; foundation; basic; radical (chemistry)
cause; reason; because
simp. and trad.
(基因)
Literally: “fundamental factor”.
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Etymology[edit]

“gene”
Phono-semantic matching of English gene, coined by geneticist Tan Jiazhen in circa 1935.

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

基因

  1. (genetics) gene
    基因突變 / 基因突变  ―  jīyīn tūbiàn  ―  genetic mutation
  2. (now dated) cause; basic cause

Synonyms[edit]

  • (cause):
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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 5
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Grade: 5
on’yomi

Noun[edit]

基因 (hiragana きいん, rōmaji kiin)

  1. cause; origin