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

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1964, in the meaning defined above

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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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