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SNP

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noun \ˈsnip\

Definition of SNP

  1. :  a variant DNA sequence in which the purine or pyrimidine base (as cytosine) of a single nucleotide has been replaced by another such base (as thymine)



Origin of snp

single nucleotide polymorphism


First Known Use: 1991


Medical Dictionary

SNP

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noun \ˈsnip\

Medical Definition of SNP

  1. :  a variant DNA sequence in which the purine or pyrimidine base (as cytosine) of a single nucleotide has been replaced by another such base (as thymine) <Most SNPs occur in places in the genome that aren't used for making proteins—the so-called junk DNA. But the few SNPs that land squarely in a gene or in a regulatory region near a gene can alter characteristics influenced by that gene …—Christen Brownlee, Science News, 9 Apr. 2005> <The ultimate goal of the pharmaceutical industry is to find the SNPs involved with major diseases and use them to find specific molecular targets for drugs.—Tim Friend, USA Today, 20 Oct. 1999>—called also single nucleotide polymorphism




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "SNP" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "SNP"


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