end·cap | \ˈend-ˌkap \

Definition of endcap 

: a display of products placed at the end of an aisle in a store

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The only thing protecting our genes are the endcaps, called telomeres. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Get Their First Look at the Enzyme That Could Help Battle Aging," 27 Apr. 2018 Another interesting finding from the studies of the brothers: Kelly’s telomeres, which are the endcaps of chromosomes that shorten as a person ages, became significantly longer, NASA said. Felicia Gans, BostonGlobe.com, "NASA study finds ‘space genes’ after astronaut’s year in orbit," 15 Mar. 2018

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1983, in the meaning defined above

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