Definition of aglet
1 : the plain or ornamental tag covering the ends of a lace or point
2 : any of various ornamental studs, cords, or pins worn on clothing
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Telomeres are the tips of chromosomes that protect DNA while it's being copied -- like the aglet at the end of a shoelace that prevents it from fraying.
In addition to the leather tonal Swoosh, the shoes also have red lace aglets and Nike tags on the tongues.
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