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colinear

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adjective co·lin·ear \(ˌ)kō-ˈli-nē-ər\

Definition of colinear

  1. 1 :  collinear

  2. 2 :  having corresponding parts arranged in the same linear order <a gene and the protein it determines are colinear>

colinearity

play \(ˌ)kō-ˌli-nē-ˈer-ə-tē, -ˈa-rə-\ noun


1927

First Known Use of colinear

1927


Medical Dictionary

colinear

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adjective co·lin·ear \(ˈ)kō-ˈlin-ē-ər\

Medical Definition of colinear

  1. :  having corresponding parts arranged in the same linear order <good evidence…that the gene and its polypeptide product are colinear—J. D. Watson>

colinearity

\(ˌ)kō-ˌlin-ē-ˈar-ət-ē\play noun plural

colinearities




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