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telomere

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noun telo·mere \ˈte-lə-ˌmir, ˈtē-\

Definition of telomere

  1. :  the natural end of a eukaryotic chromosome composed of a usually repetitive DNA sequence and serving to stabilize the chromosome



Origin of telomere

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1940


Medical Dictionary

telomere

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noun telo·mere \ˈtel-ə-ˌmi(ə)r, ˈtēl-\

Medical Definition of telomere

  1. :  the natural end of a eukaryotic chromosome composed of a usually repetitive DNA sequence and serving to stabilize the chromosome

  2. telo·mer·ic \ˌtel-ə-ˈmer-ik\play adjective




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