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satellite DNA

noun

Medical Definition of SATELLITE DNA

:  a fraction of a eukaryotic organism's DNA that differs in density from most of its DNA as determined by centrifugation, that consists of short repetitive nucleotide sequences, that does not undergo transcription, and that is often found in centromeric regions
April 27, 2015
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