mitochondrial DNA


mitochondrial DNA

noun

Definition of MITOCHONDRIAL DNA

:  an extranuclear double-stranded DNA found exclusively in mitochondria that in most eukaryotes is a circular molecule and is maternally inherited —abbreviation mtDNA

First Known Use of MITOCHONDRIAL DNA

1964

mitochondrial DNA

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MITOCHONDRIAL DNA

: an extranuclear double-stranded DNA found exclusively in mitochondria that in most eukaryotes is a circular molecule and is maternally inherited—called also mtDNA

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