Meaning of RAS in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈras ]


Usage: often attributive

Etymology: probably from ra t (I) + s arcoma; from the isolation of such genes in rat sarcomas

Date: 1982

: any of a family of genes that undergo mutation to oncogenes and especially to some commonly linked to human cancers (as of the colon, lung, and pancreas)

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