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transposon

noun trans·po·son \tran(t)s-ˈpō-zän\

Definition of TRANSPOSON

:  a transposable element especially when it contains genetic material controlling functions other than those related to its relocation

Origin of TRANSPOSON

transpose + 2-on
First Known Use: 1974
Medical Dictionary

transposon

noun trans·po·son \ˌtran(t)s-ˈpō-ˌzän\

Medical Definition of TRANSPOSON

:  a transposable element especially when it contains genetic material controlling functions other than those related to its relocation

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