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Meaning of "homeotic" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HOMEOTIC

homeotic  [ˌhɒmɪˈɒtɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HOMEOTIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Homeotic is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES HOMEOTIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Homeosis

Homeosis is the transformation of one organ into another, arising from mutation in or misexpression of specific developmentally critical genes. It may be caused by mutations in Hox genes, found in animals, or others such as the MADS-box family in plants. Homeosis is a characteristic that has helped insects become as successful and diverse as they are. Homeotic mutations work by changing segment identity during development. For example, the Ultrabithorax genotype gives a phenotype wherein metathoracic and first abdominal segments become mesothoracic segments. Another well-known example is Antennapedia: a gain-of-function allele causes legs to develop in the place of antennae. In botany, Rolf Sattler has revised the concept of homeosis by his emphasis of partial homeosis in addition to complete homeosis, which is commonly accepted. Homeotic mutants in angiosperms are thought to be rare in the wild: in the annual plant Clarkia,, homeotic mutants are known where the petals are replaced by a second whorl of sepal like organs, originating via a mutation governed by a single recessive gene.

Definition of homeotic in the English dictionary

The definition of homeotic in the dictionary is showing, producing or relating to homeosis.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HOMEOTIC


abiotic
ˌeɪbaɪˈɒtɪk
amniotic
ˌæmnɪˈɒtɪk
antibiotic
ˌæntɪbaɪˈɒtɪk
biotic
baɪˈɒtɪk
chaotic
keɪˈɒtɪk
eucaryotic
ˌjuːkærɪˈɒtɪk
eukaryotic
ˌjuːkærɪˈɒtɪk
homoeotic
ˌhɒmɪˈɒtɪk
idiotic
ˌɪdɪˈɒtɪk
macrobiotic
ˌmækrəʊbaɪˈɒtɪk
meiotic
maɪˈɒtɪk
patriotic
ˌpeɪtrɪˈɒtɪk
prebiotic
ˌpriːbaɪˈɒtɪk
probiotic
ˌprəʊbaɪˈɒtɪk
prokaryotic
prəʊˌkærɪˈɒtɪk
semeiotic
ˌsɛmɪˈɒtɪk
semiotic
ˌsɛmɪˈɒtɪk
symbiotic
ˌsɪmbaɪˈɒtɪk
unpatriotic
ˌʌnpeɪtrɪˈɒtɪk
xenobiotic
ˌzenəʊbaɪˈɒtɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HOMEOTIC

homeomorphy
homeopath
homeopathic
homeopathically
homeopathist
homeopathy
homeosis
homeostases
homeostasis
homeostatic
homeoteleuton
homeotherm
homeothermal
homeothermic
homeothermism
homeothermous
homeothermy
homeotypic
homeotypical
homeowner

WORDS THAT END LIKE HOMEOTIC

antimycotic
antithrombotic
apoptotic
asymptotic
atherosclerotic
cirrhotic
erotic
exotic
fibrotic
homoerotic
hypnotic
mitotic
narcotic
necrotic
neurotic
orthotic
osmotic
otic
psychotic
robotic

Synonyms and antonyms of homeotic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «homeotic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HOMEOTIC

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Translator English - Chinese

同源
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

homeotic
570 millions of speakers

English

homeotic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

homeotic
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مثلية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

гомеотических
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

homeótico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হোমিওটিক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

homéotique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Homeotic
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

homeotischen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ホメオティック
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

homeotic
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Homeotic
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

homeotic
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஹோமியோடிக்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

घरगुती
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

homeotik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

omeotici
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

homeotyczny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гомеотіческіх
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

homeotic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ομοιοτικές
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

homeotiese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

homeotiska
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

homeotiske tran
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of homeotic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HOMEOTIC»

The term «homeotic» is normally little used and occupies the 115.463 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HOMEOTIC» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about homeotic

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HOMEOTIC»

Discover the use of homeotic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to homeotic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Homeotic Gene Silencing in Drosophila
Drosophila homeotic genes Polycomb proteins were first discovered as repressors of homeotic genes that specify segmental determination in Drosophila (Garcia-Bellido, 1975; Lewis, 1978) (Figure 1.1). It has been shown that the homeotic ...
Zlatka Petrova Stojanova, 2007
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High-yield Cell and Molecular Biology
Homeotic. Genes. and. Anterior/Posterior. Body. Pattern. Formation. Illl'll IK I Hill. In Chapter 12: Control of Gene Expression, we discussed the factors involved in the differentiation of cells (e.g., hepatocyte vs. pancreatic beta cell); that is, "What  ...
Ronald W. Dudek, 2007
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Biology Today and Tomorrow with Physiology
control the formation of specific body parts. All homeotic genes encode transcription factors with a homeodomain, a region of about sixty amino acids that can bind to a promoter or some other DNA sequence. Homeotic genes are one type of ...
Cecie Starr, Christine Evers, Lisa Starr, 2009
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Molecular Evolution of Floral Homeotic B-class Genes in the ...
Comparative study of floral homeotic gene evolution through reconstructing gene genealogy is recognized as an important step toward understanding the molecular genetic basis of morphological evolution.
Wenheng Zhang, 2006
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Exploring Genetic Mechanisms
As we have seen, we know much about how the segmentation genes initiate homeotic gene expression in flies. The gap genes play a particularly important role in controlling where the homeotic genes are expressed along the A-P axis.
Maxine Singer, Paul Berg, 1997
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CURRENT TOPICS DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
advanced, taking advantage of spontaneous mutations causing what Bateson ( 1894) termed a homeotic phenotype. Homeosis refers to the substitution of one organ for another belonging to the same group of serially homologous structures,  ...
A. A. Moscona, McLaren, Todd, Alberto Monroy, 1988
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Genetics: Analysis & Principles:
The role of homeotic genes in determining the identity of particular segments has been revealed by mutations that alter their function. For example, the Antp gene is normally expressed in the thoracic region. The Antennapedia mutation causes  ...
Robert J. Brooker, 2009
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Keywords And Concepts In Evolutionary Developmental Biology
HONG MA Homeotic Genes in Flowering Plants Plants possess several organ types, including vegetative (e.g., leaves) and reproductive organs. In flowering plants, reproduction occurs in the flower, which has characteristic types of organs .
Brian.K. Hall, 2007
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Animal Behavior Desk Reference: A Dictionary of Animal ...
1989, 937–938) cf. gene: homeobox-containing gene, homeobox, 2mutuation: homeotic mutation Comments: Some writers refer to both particular “homeotic- homeobox genes” and “nonhomeotic-homeobox genes” as simply homeobox genes ...
Edward M. Barrows, 2011
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Essential Developmental Biology
A homeotic mutation is one that can convert one body part into another. How this can happen is explained by our simple model. Suppose that the organism of Fig. 2.15 is a mutant and that the second gene in the series is permanently inactive ...
Jonathan M. W. Slack, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HOMEOTIC»

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Characterization of an AGAMOUS gene expressed throughout …
Conclusions: The ectopic expression of the Ginkgo AGAMOUS gene in tomato caused the homeotic transformation of the transgenic sepals into ... «7thSpace Interactive, Jul 15»
2
6 Extra Pairs of Genitals Is Just Too Much of a Good Thing
Our well-endowed millipede is a “homeotic mutant.” Somehow, the instructions to make genitals did not get turned off, and the millipede just ... «Wired, May 15»
3
UM researchers find new gene involved in blood-forming stem cells
The Ash1l (Absent, small or homeotic 1-like) gene is part of a family of genes that includes MLL1 (Mixed Lineage Leukemia 1), a gene that is ... «U of M News Service, Apr 15»
4
Tiny Cell Grows Giant Death Spike and Lives to Grow Another
The authors also offered a fascinating speculation regarding spicule formation. Many of you may be familiar with the famous Hox (or homeotic) ... «Scientific American, Mar 15»
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Researchers reveal the secret of radiation vulnerability
Even by the first half of the twentieth century,spineless gene mutations were ranked among the so-called homeotic mutations. Such mutations ... «Medical Xpress, May 14»
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News from the Flight Deck
... developmental data suggests that the evolution of the avian wing digits may have been driven by homeotic transformations of digit identity, ... «Discovery Institute, Jul 13»
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Mosses Make Two Different Plants From the Same Genome, and a …
The original homeobox/homeotic genes may have functioned early on as regulators of the newfangled sexual cycle, but were then co-opted as ... «Scientific American, May 13»
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When is an arm really a leg?
A homeotic mutation mixes up body parts, so that a fly grows a leg on its head or antennae on its mouth. Assignment of body parts begins in the early embryo, ... «io9, Dec 12»
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Extinct fossils reveal their genetic pattern
Homeotic genes or Hox genes choreograph the development and patterning of structures from the head to the tail in metazoan animals. «Phys.Org, Oct 12»
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Zebrafish may help in treating human diseases
"We want to study the mechanism that controls the expression of homeotic genes which control formation of anterior and posterior body axis." «Times of India, Jul 12»

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