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Is gene a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word gene is a Scrabble US word. The word gene is worth 5 points in Scrabble:

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Is gene a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word gene is a Scrabble UK word and has 5 points:

G2E1N1E1

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You can make 12 words from 'gene' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'gene'

GENE 5 

3 letters words from 'gene'

EEN 3ENE 3
ENG 4GEE 4
GEN 4NEE 3
NEG 4 

2 letters words from 'gene'

EE 2EN 2
NE 2 

All 4 letters words made out of gene

gene egne gnee ngee enge nege geen egen geen egen eegn eegn gnee ngee gene egne nege enge eneg neeg eeng eeng neeg eneg

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word gene. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in gene.

Definitions and meaning of gene

gene

Etymology

From German Gen, from Ancient Greek γενεά (geneá, generation, descent), from the aorist infinitive of γίγνομαι (gígnomai, I come into being). Coined by the Danish biologist Wilhelm Ludvig Johannsen in a German-language publication, from the last syllable of pangene.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: jēn, IPA(key): /dʒiːn/
  • Rhymes: -iːn
  • Homophones: Gene, Jean

Noun

gene (plural genes)

  1. (genetics) A theoretical unit of heredity of living organisms; a gene may take several values and in principle predetermines a precise trait of an organism's form (phenotype), such as hair color.
    Coordinate term: cistron
  2. (molecular biology) A segment of DNA or RNA from a cell's or an organism's genome, that may take several forms and thus parameterizes a phenomenon, in general the structure of a protein; locus.

Usage notes

In the simplest case and in principle, a gene locus is supposed to be the physical reality corresponding to the theoretical gene unit of heredity; in practice, things are far more complicated and confused, which is well known and acknowledged. However, these questions are the subject of still very active scientific research, as well as the topic of both scientific and philosophical questions, especially on the real compatibility between both senses of the term.

Derived terms

Related terms

  • pangene

See also

  • locus
  • allele
  • dominant
  • recessive

Translations

Further reading

  • gene on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

References

Anagrams

  • Enge

Danish

Etymology

From French gêne.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sjeːnə/, [ˈɕeːnə]

Noun

gene c (singular definite genen, plural indefinite gener)

  1. inconvenience, nuisance (something that bothers)

Inflection

References

  • “gene” in Den Danske Ordbog

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -eːnə

Adjective

gene

  1. Inflected form of geen

Anagrams

  • geen, neeg, nege

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒɛ.ne/
  • Rhymes: -ɛne
  • Hyphenation: gè‧ne

Etymology 1

From German Gen.

Noun

gene m (plural geni)

  1. (genetics) gene
Related terms
  • genetica
  • genetico
  • genetista
  • genico
  • genotipo

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Noun

gene f pl

  1. plural of gena

Middle Dutch

Etymology

From Old Dutch *gēn, from Proto-Germanic *jainaz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɣeːnə/

Determiner

gêne

  1. that over there, yonder

Descendants

  • Dutch: geen

Further reading

  • “ghene (II)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929) , “gene”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN

Portuguese

Noun

gene m (plural genes)

  1. (genetics) gene

Related terms

  • genética
  • genético

Further reading

  • “gene” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈd͡ʒene]

Etymology 1

Noun

gene f

  1. indefinite plural of genă
  2. indefinite genitive/dative singular of genă

Etymology 2

Noun

gene f

  1. indefinite plural of geană
  2. indefinite genitive/dative singular of geană

Spanish

Noun

gene m (plural genes)

  1. gene
    Synonym: gen

Turkish

Etymology

From Old Turkic *yana (*yana, again), from Proto-Turkic *yan- (to return, turn back).

Adverb

gene

  1. (colloquial) yine (again)

Noun

gene

  1. dative singular of gen

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a hereditary unit.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)