satellite DNA

noun

Definition of satellite DNA

: a fraction of a eukaryotic organism's DNA that differs in density from most of its DNA as determined by centrifugation, that consists of short repetitive nucleotide sequences, that does not undergo transcription, and that is often found in centromeric regions

First Known Use of satellite DNA

1961, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of satellite DNA was in 1961

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“Satellite DNA.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/satellite%20DNA. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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satellite DNA

noun

Medical Definition of satellite DNA

: a fraction of a eukaryotic organism's DNA that differs in density from most of its DNA as determined by centrifugation, that consists of short repetitive nucleotide sequences, that does not undergo transcription, and that is often found in centromeric regions

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