gerontogene etymology

English word gerontogene comes from English geronto- (Pertaining to old age or those of old age.), English gene

Detailed word origin of gerontogene

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
geronto- English (eng) Pertaining to old age or those of old age.
gene English (eng) (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.. (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.
gerontogene English (eng) (informal, genetics) Any gene that is involved in the regulation of aging and life span.

Words with the same origin as gerontogene

Descendants of geronto-
biogerontology geronticide gerontocentric gerontocide gerontocracy gerontolatry gerontological gerontologist gerontology gerontomorphosis gerontophagy gerontophile gerontophilia gerontophobe gerontosexuality gerontotherapeutic gerontotherapy psychogerontology sociogerontology
Descendants of gene
algeny chemogenomics epigenomics genic genism genomics glycogenomics homogenous immunogenomics metabologenomics metagenomics mycogenomics nutrigenomics oncogenomics palaeogenomics paleogenomics pathogenomics peptidogenomics pharmacogenomics phylogenomics postgenomics proteogenomics sociogenomics