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noun [countable] biology gene pronunciation in British English /dʒiːn/
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singulargene
pluralgenes
  1. a pattern of chemicals within a cell that carries information about the qualities passed to a living thing from its parents
    gene for: a gene for breast cancer (=that makes you likely to get it)
    in the genes (=passed through the genes): He believes that shyness is in the genes.

nanodegree

a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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