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SNP

noun \ˈsnip\

Definition of SNP

:  a variant DNA sequence in which the purine or pyrimidine base (as cytosine) of a single nucleotide has been replaced by another such base (as thymine)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

noun \ˈsnip\

Medical Definition of SNP

:  a variant DNA sequence in which the purine or pyrimidine base (as cytosine) of a single nucleotide has been replaced by another such base (as thymine)—called also single nucleotide polymorphism

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