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transposable element

noun

Definition of TRANSPOSABLE ELEMENT

:  a segment of genetic material that is capable of changing its location in the genome or in some bacteria of undergoing transfer between an extrachromosomal plasmid and a chromosome

First Known Use of TRANSPOSABLE ELEMENT

1979

transposable element

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TRANSPOSABLE ELEMENT

:  a segment of genetic material that is capable of changing its location in the genome or that in some bacteria is capable of undergoing transfer between an extrachromosomal plasmid and a chromosome—called also transposable genetic element

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