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sequence

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noun se·quence \ˈsē-kwən(t)s, -ˌkwen(t)s\

Medical Definition of sequence

  1. 1:  a continuous or connected series; specifically :  the exact order of bases in a nucleic acid or of amino acids in a protein

  2. 2:  a consequence, result, or subsequent development (as of a disease)




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sequence

transitive verb se·quence

Medical Definition of sequence

sequenced; sequencing

  1. :  to determine the sequence of chemical constituents (as amino acid residues in a protein or bases in a strand of DNA) in <sequenced the DNA of the entire genome of an organism>





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