operon

Definitions of operon
  1. noun
    a segment of DNA containing adjacent genes including structural genes and an operator gene and a regulatory gene
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    type of:
    DNA, deoxyribonucleic acid, desoxyribonucleic acid
    (biochemistry) a long linear polymer found in the nucleus of a cell and formed from nucleotides and shaped like a double helix; associated with the transmission of genetic information
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