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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.
1980s. Shortened from homeobox.
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