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restriction fragment length polymorphism

noun

Definition of RESTRICTION FRAGMENT LENGTH POLYMORPHISM

:  variation in the length of a DNA fragment produced by a specific restriction enzyme acting on DNA from different individuals that usually results from a genetic mutation and that may be used as a genetic marker
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First Known Use of RESTRICTION FRAGMENT LENGTH POLYMORPHISM

1982
Medical Dictionary

restriction fragment length polymorphism

noun

Medical Definition of RESTRICTION FRAGMENT LENGTH POLYMORPHISM

:  variation in the length of a restriction fragment produced by a specific restriction enzyme acting on DNA from different individuals that usually results from a genetic mutation (as an insertion or deletion) and that may be used as a genetic marker—called also RFLP

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