mitochondrial DNA

noun

Definition of mitochondrial DNA

: an extranuclear double-stranded DNA found exclusively in mitochondria that in most eukaryotes is a circular molecule and is maternally inherited abbreviation mtDNA

First Known Use of mitochondrial DNA

1964, in the meaning defined above

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“Mitochondrial DNA.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mitochondrial%20DNA. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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mitochondrial DNA

noun

Medical Definition of mitochondrial DNA

: an extranuclear double-stranded DNA found exclusively in mitochondria that in most eukaryotes is a circular molecule and is maternally inherited

called also mtDNA

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