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hox

Etymology 1 abbr. (context genetics English) homeobox Etymology 2

vb. (context obsolete transitive English) To hock; to hamstring.

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HOX

Hox or HOX may refer to:

  • Hox gene
  • Hoxton railway station, in London
  • HTC One X
  • Joop Hox (born 1949), Dutch psychologist
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Hox

Hox \Hox\, v. t. [See Hock. [root]12.] To hock; to hamstring. See Hock. [Obs.]
--Shak.

Usage examples of "hox".

It is the hox genes that instruct them, and they do it for all organisms in much the same way.

Esther Hox had carved from its slopes the Black Hall, a stronghold from which she directed military operations against the bands of rebels who tried unsuccessfully for four decades to unseat her.

Guns, lasers, and missile launchers were still in place in the sur-rounding mountains, and the control room from which Hox personally oversaw defenses was still visited annually by tens of thousands.

Guns, lasers, and missile launchers were still in place in the surrounding mountains, and the control room from which Hox personally oversaw defenses was still visited annually by tens of thousands.

Even the diversity of shapes during this time could be justified by the appearance in the genetic code of Hox genes.