Definition of microsatellite
: any of numerous short segments of DNA that are distributed throughout the genome, that consist of repeated sequences of usually two to five nucleotides, and that tend to vary from one individual to another
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Like fingerprints, each tree has a unique pattern of these microsatellites.
If Archinaut is as successful as Made In Space hopes, the future may be filled not with swarms of small cubesats and microsatellites as many predict, but rather with big, powerful, multipurpose satellites built entirely in space.
To create the artificial shooting stars, Ale will launch a microsatellite into orbit early next year, approximately 310 miles above Earth.
The TacSat-4 (or tactical microsatellite) lets the hundreds of thousands of military handheld radios currently in use communicate directly with an antenna orbiting in the most convenient spot imaginable: all that space overhead.
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Medical Definition of microsatellite
: any of numerous short segments of DNA that are distributed throughout the genome, that consist of repeated sequences of usually two to five nucleotides, and that are often useful markers in studies of genetic linkage because they tend to vary from one individual to another—compare minisatellite
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