microsatellite


mi·cro·sat·el·lite

noun \ˌmī-krō-ˈsa-tə-ˌlīt\

Definition of MICROSATELLITE

:  any of numerous short segments of DNA that are distributed throughout the genome, that consist of repeated sequences of usually two to five nucleotides, and that tend to vary from one individual to another

First Known Use of MICROSATELLITE

1989

mi·cro·sat·el·lite

noun \-ˈsat-əl-ˌīt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MICROSATELLITE

: any of numerous short segments of DNA that are distributed throughout the genome, that consist of repeated sequences of usually two to five nucleotides, and that are often useful markers in studies of genetic linkage because they tend to vary from one individual to another—compare minisatellite

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