telomere


telo·mere

noun \ˈte-lə-ˌmir, ˈtē-\

Definition of TELOMERE

:  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

telo·mere

noun \ˈtel-ə-ˌmi(ə)r, ˈtēl-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TELOMERE

: the natural end of a eukaryotic chromosome composed of a usually repetitive DNA sequence and serving to stabilize the chromosome
telo·mer·ic \ˌtel-ə-ˈmer-ik\ adjective

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