motif


mo·tif

noun \mō-ˈtēf\

Definition of MOTIF

: a distinctive usually recurrent molecular sequence (as of amino acids or base pairs) or structural elements (as of secondary protein structures) <a simple protein motif consisting of two alpha helices>

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