degron etymology

English word degron comes from English -on, English degrade

Detailed word origin of degron

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-on English (eng) (biology, genetics) Forming names of things considered as basic or fundamental units, such as codon or recon.. (chemistry) Forming names of noble gases and certain nonmetal elements (such as boron or silicon).. (physics, maths, and, biology) Forming nouns denoting subatomic particles (proton), quanta (photon), molecular units (codon), or substances (interferon).
degrade English (eng) (intransitive) To reduce in quality or purity.. (transitive) To lower in value or social position.. (transitive, geology) To reduce in altitude or magnitude, as hills and mountains; to wear down.
degron English (eng) A specific sequence of amino acids in a protein that directs the starting place of degradation.

Words with the same origin as degron

Descendants of -on
Bohr magneton antineoplaston baryon baryonless boron boson caron encephalon energon interferon klepton leptoproduction multiexon neutron neutronic nylon photon photonic pion polaron psychon renormalon tachyon texton trion
Descendants of degrade
biodegradability biodegradable degradable degradome photodegradable photodegradation