Definition of Hox in English:

Hox

(also hox)

noun

Genetics
  • More fully "Hox gene". (The name of) a homeobox gene. Also, with distinguishing (frequently affixed) letter or numeral: any of several clusters of homeobox genes occurring in vertebrate genomes; any of the loci making up such a cluster.

Origin

1980s. Shortened from homeobox.

Pronunciation

Hox

/hɒks/