基因

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Chinese[edit]

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

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Etymology 1[edit]

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Phono-semantic matching of English gene, coined by geneticist Tan Jiazhen in circa 1935, literally "fundamental factor".

Noun[edit]

基因

  1. (genetics, countable) gene (Classifier: ) [from circa 1935]
    基因突變 / 基因突变  ―  jīyīn tūbiàn  ―  genetic mutation
  2. (figuratively, uncountable) succession; inheritance; continuity
    傳承文化基因 / 传承文化基因  ―  chuánchéng wénhuà jīyīn  ―  inherit cultural inheritance
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

基因

  1. (dated) cause; basic cause
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Sino-Xenic (基因):
  • Japanese: ()(いん) (kiin)
  • Korean: 기인 (基因, giin)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 5
いん
Grade: 5
on’yomi

Noun[edit]

()(いん) (kiin

  1. cause; origin