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phene (usually uncountable, plural phenes)

  1. (chemistry, obsolete) benzene
  2. (genetics) A genetically determined phenotype.
    • 2011 May 24, Jonathan P. Lynch, “Root Phenes for Enhanced Soil Exploration and Phosphorus Acquisition: Tools for Future Crops”, in Plant Physiology:
      This phene has a dominant influence on phosphorus acquisition.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for phene in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)